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by: Michael Klein

Hello -

I am a barbershopper in the Lowell, MA area.
Not qualified to tell you how I learned to tune other than a lot of repetition, and I sure have not learned how to perfect it yet.

If nothing else, I am resourceful, so....
Here is an article that I found on our website about in tune singing:
http://barbershop.org/document-center/category/14-singing-skills.html?download=173%3Alearn-the-secrets-of-in-tune-singing

Here are a couple of people that are very accomplished both in performance and music education that you may want to reach out to.

Dr Bill Adams:
http://homepage.mac.com/wmadams/

Dr Jim Henry:
http://www.umsl.edu/~umslmusic/bios/jimhenry.html

Here is a video of Dr Henry directing his championship chorus, The Ambassadors of Harmony
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmDGntpZC3I

Here is his championship quartet, Crossroads
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7mGjSZpdpk

If you (or anyone reading this) would be interested in doing a demonstration at your school, I am happy to help you arrange it. We are also available and willing to help your music program any way that we can.

It also sounds like you would be a welcome addition at the local chapter that meets in Hingham. They love learning from new perspectives and are always looking for people to help improve their performance level.

Thanks for teaching music. If we are going to preserve our artform, we need people like y'all to keep inspiring the youth to love music.

Enjoy!

Michael Klein
Barbershop Harmony Society
Northeastern District, Exec VP
Lowell, MA Chapter
www.barbershop.org
www.nedistrict.org
songstermike@gmail.com


Dana: Thanks so much, Michael!

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