ARE YOU NEW TO BARBERSHOP?
Four Part Harmony
Lead Ringing Chords Tenor
A Cappella Singing Bass
Not familiar to you? Here are some links that may help with that:
How did Sweet Adelines get started?
http://www.fivevalleysweetadelines.com/New_to_Barbershop/History.doc will introduce you to the first women to sing four part barbershop harmony and how the organization began and developed.
What are the benefits of being a Sweet Adeline?
http://www.fivevalleysweetadelines.com/New_to_Barbershop/Membership_Benefits.doc will show you how you can grow and develop as you make wonderful friendships and sing barbershop harmony with women from around the world.
What makes this music 'barbershop'? What do some of the words that are used uniquely in 'barbershop' mean?
http://www.fivevalleysweetadelines.com/New_to_Barbershop/Barbershop_Basics.doc will help you understand what makes our harmony unique, what voice parts make up the barbershop chord, and what some of the unique barbershop terms mean. Enjoy!
How can I learn more about Sweet Adelines?
http://www.fivevalleysweetadelines.com/New_to_Barbershop/Survey_and_Mini_CD.doc will take you to a survey hosted by Sweet Adelines International. After you complete a very short survey about how you came to be interested in Sweet Adelines, you will be sent a mini-CD directly from Sweet Adelines International as a thank you.
Can young women sing in Sweet Adelines?
Female singers ages 25 and under are invited to sing with the Young Women in Harmony(YWIH). Each region has a YWIH coordinator to encourage and educate young singers in the art of barbershop singing. See more at http://www.sweetadelineintl.org/young-women-in-harmony.cfm
Men barbershoppers across the country belong to the Barbershop Harmony Society. Learn more about their exciting organization at www.barbershop.org.