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Barbershop Quartet

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A barbershop quartet is an a cappella vocal group comprising tenor, lead, baritone and bass voices, which performs in a style featuring a flexible tempo, a preponderance of dominant seventh chords, ringing harmonics, characteristic...

Street Cries

Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A ‘street cry’ is a form of call developed for the purpose of attracting customers to purchase commodities from a vendor. Street cries have been sufficiently melodious to be considered a form of popular singing in their own right, and have...

R&B and Rock ‘n’ Roll Vocal Groups

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Rhythm and blues (R&B) vocal groups flourished in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s. The groups, male or female, usually consisted of four voices (lead tenor, tenor, baritone and bass in the case of male groups), although...

Singing (Revised 2018)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Singing is a particular form of human utterance that may be defined as a subset of the larger category of vocalization. Within this category, it is often distinguished from speech and para-linguistic types of utterance (howling, whimpering,...

Religious Vocal Groups and Choirs

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction Ensembles performing popular religious music may be divided into three broad categories: small groups, choirs and congregations. In terms of commercial popular music, the first of these has made the most significant...

Conclusion: Late Thoughts

Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott is Lecturer in Popular Music at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of Fado and the Place of Longing (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Voice : Time, Age and Experience in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

...During the writing of this book, in October 2013, I attended a relatively small and intimate concert by the American singer and songwriter Judy Collins. The show was run as a kind of autobiography in story and song, with Collins introducing...

Declamation

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...In general, ‘declamation’ refers to the way in which words may be delivered in an overtly dramatic or impassioned manner to impart emotional effects greater than those customarily obtained through the patterns of ordinary speech...

Falsetto

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...‘Falsetto’ denotes the higher of the two main ‘registers’ of the male voice. (Although female voices work in a similar way, the difference in registers is often not noticeable.) The normal, or modal, register used for speech and much...

Holler/Hollering

Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver is a Fellow of Oxford Brookes University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Related to the call and the shout, the holler may be distinguished from these forms of hailing by the detachment of the person who transmits the holler from his/her addressee. Whereas the call is normally addressed to a specific person...

Humming

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...‘Humming’ is usually taken to refer to vocalizing with the mouth closed. The lungs provide air pressure, activating the vocal cords, which send the raw sound through the nasal passages instead of allowing it to be modified by the acoustic...