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Sing with Southwest Sound

We invite all men of good spirit and some musical experience to join us in song during the Christmas season. We’ll have a couple of songs specifically designated for community members to sing along with us. Of course, if you’re more ambitious, you’re welcome to learn more. We’ll provide sheet music and learning tracks (recordings with your part louder than the others to help you learn your part).  There’s no obligation to become a member of the chorus or the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Rehearsals are Monday nights at 6:30 PM. at St. Christopher Episcopal Church, 3550 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth. You'll find the full address and a Google maps link at the bottom of every page.

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From Harmonizers Past

In 1962, The Fort Worth Chapter, then known as the Cowtown Chorus, appeared on the cover of the March-April issue of The Harmonizer displaying the multi-colored uniforms worn on the opening night of Casa Manana’s “Music Man” performance the previous summer. I was perusing this issue recently when an article titled “The Way I See It” caught my eye. Among other things, this piece extols the value of Barbershop Harmony as local entertainment. This may not be news, but to this day we still have the same or similar discussions/debates.

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Learning by Ear vs. Reading Sheet Music

If you don't read music, don't let that stop you from singing in a chorus. Whenever possible we provide both sheet music and learning tracks to provide both types of learners the tools needed to learn their music quickly. Check out this series of articles that offers advice on how to cope if you are handed sheet music when you usually learn by ear or vice versa.

Singers who learn by ear vs. those who use sheet music – what happens when they swap?

How to cope with sheet music if you don’t read and usually learn songs by ear

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