Barbershop Connections is on Facebook. I will post updates there. I have been a barbershopper for over 20 years and I am thrilled to share my website with you. My hope is that it will become a great free resource for all Barbershoppers. For those new to barbershop music, barbershop is a style of unaccompanied a cappella vocal music characterized by 4-part harmony. The four parts consist of a Lead who sings the melody , a Bass who sings the low notes , a Tenor who sings the high notes and a Baritone who sings the notes in between that complete the 4 part chord. When all 4 parts are sung in perfect balance and vowels are matched a "ringing" or overtone sound is produced. Most people associate barbershop with men's barbershop quartets, however, barbershop music can be sung by anyone.
Kim Kraut provides the largest selection of high-quality barbershop learning tracks, featuring authentic, all female vocals, no auto-tune, and accuracy guaranteed! With over learning tracks in our product catalog, your barbershop chorus or quartet is sure to find your next big number! Browse learning media by category below, or use our unique SongFinder on the left to find a specific song by title or arranger. Can't find what you're looking for? Kim is available to create custom learning tracks in as little as 48 hours! We typically reply within an hour or less. Enjoy singing! Welcome to the New Online Store. All the songs you see here are available for purchase on a CD or for download from this site.
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Many singers learn songs by listening to Learning Tracks. Each learning track provides a note and word correct rendition of the song for each individual part bass, baritone, lead or tenor. The other 3 parts are usually sung quietly in the background. This is referred to as a part dominant track. An additional learning track is provided with all 4 parts at equal volume so that you can hear how your part fits into the song.
Jen Cooke uses modern digital recording techniques to provide learning tracks that are highly accurate, while demonstrating excellent vocal production. Although digitally edited, the tracks maintain vocal authenticity and tonal character. Each song is diligently recorded with high attention to accuracy and the barbershop style. Tracks by Jen, because they are recorded digitally, are pitch-perfect. The tracks are recorded in Jen's home recording studio using professional recording equipment. Jen's attention to detail is evident in every track she records. With these tracks, your quartet or chorus will have an excellent foundation on which to build finesse and musical artistry. Each full set of tracks includes four-part, part alone, part predominant, and part missing.