Barbershop music

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Recent LABBS polecats are available for non-members and male groups!

LABBS music on SMP

Find our 2 latest polecats "You Gotta Be" and "Make Your Own Kind of Music" on

LABBS 2016 Polecat "Bohemian Rhapsody" is also available on here.

If you have already visited our barbershop style page, or watched lots of barbershop performances on YouTube, you will already know that there are various features that make an arrangement "barbershop", as opposed to another genre of a cappella (unaccompanied) or choir music. 

Finding music written in the barbershop style to sing can be a challenge, as it isn't usually something you can walk into a normal high street music shop and buy off the shelf. If you do, you run the risk of purchasing something that isn't quite what it claims to be...

If you are keen to give this style a go, you can find some pointers on where to find a good barbershop arrangement on our find music page, or use the navigation dropdown under music.  If you are a UK music teacher looking for more detailed advice on finding music for younger voices, please get in touch via our contact form.

Additional excellent information about barbershop music can be accessed on the Barbershop Harmony Society's website, with whom we have an alliance agreement.

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