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CAC Barbershop Singing

CAC’s music is in the treble barbershop range. In most cases our singers would be categorized as sopranos, mezzo-sopranos, altos/contraltos and even tenors. Our voice parts for barbershop harmony have different names and functions than they do in other SATB or SSAA vocal styles as described below.

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 The highest harmony part, usually sung above the lead. This part is the best fit for a light soprano, with a typical range from G above middle C to a high F above middle C.


Often the melody and focal point of any barbershop performance. The voicing is equivalent to a Soprano II and typically ranges from the A below middle C to the D above middle C.


The harmony closest to the lead notes, which makes it the perfect part for someone who loves a musical challenge! This range is similar to Soprano II/Alto I and typically spans a G below middle C to the C above middle C. 



The lowest harmony part and the foundation of the barbershop chord. The range is comparable to a contralto or Alto II in traditional chorus music, typically ranging from E-flat below middle C to G above middle C.

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