We are a group of SaddleBrooke Arizona residents with a common bond, that of enjoying singing Barbershop Music and presenting quality concerts to the community.
Barbershop harmony is generally considered to be one of the few uniquely American-born musical styles, alongside jazz , with which it shares origins. The simplest definition of barbershop centers around:
- Relatively simple melodies
- Sung in four-part harmony
- Without instruments
- With the melody carried in the second-highest voice part (barbershop “lead”), a high tenor harmonizing above that, a bass singer singing fundamental harmonies (mainly roots and fifths), and a baritone filling in above and below the melody.
Of course, one of the most well-known examples of Barbershop music is "Lida Rose" from the movie The Music Man. But Barbershoppers are still alive and well today, as seen in this video from a recent competition, which is on the list of must-see Barbershop videos.