Sing Harmony in a Day


Sing Harmony in a Day

European School of Economics, Madrid

Saturday, 28 September

09:30- 14:00

Ladies – ever wanted to sing but not known where to start? Did you sing at school and have now lost confidence? Or do you want a change from Karaoke but are not sure how to go about it? Well, help is at hand, because The Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers (SABS) is offering a LEARN TO SING HARMONY IN A DAY course on Saturday, 28 September 2013 at the European School of Economics, ESE Madrid, Calle Velázquez 57, 28001 Madrid.

You will benefit from the invaluable experience of Musical Director and SABS President, Gail Grainger, backed up by members of silver medal barbershop chorus, The Barbees, and a cappella harmony quartet, Viva. You will learn various techniques during the day which will help you to improve your singing. “This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to improve the quality of their singing voice and to learn about singing four part harmony”, comments Gail. “Those with lower voices are particularly welcome as, in our experience, they have often been told in the past that they can’t sing, which is usually far from the truth.”

“Throughout the day we will learn a new song together and in the evening we will perform live in front of friends and family. This method of learning has proved to be very popular in the UK and we are expecting an enthusiastic response.” There are only 50 places available, so make sure that you contact SABS soon to secure your place – email now.

En Armonía 2011 Results


For full scores – go to ‘SABS Convention’

Spangles - Chorus Gold Medal

Hanfris - Quartet Gold Medal

Barberidad - Chorus Silver Medal

Fourmidables - Quartet Silver Medal

Torrevieja Harmonisers - Chorus Bronze Medal

Melomans - Quartet Bronze Medal

Free Music Theory On-line Course

Sign up for a free 12-week basic music theory on-line course. The course is the brainchild of Roz Beste and is delivered by weekly emails which contain a link to the current lesson (and previous lessons)

The course is designed for adult women singers (specifically women barbershoppers) but anyone is welcome to sign up.

At the end of the course, you should be able to

* name any note on treble or bass clef.
* name any key signature.
* know the note to play on your pitch pipe at the start of a song.
* sing your first note from hearing the pitch.
* perform simple sight-singing.
* sing any simple note length combinations.
* understand simple musical terms and signs.

And it is totally free!

Click here to sign up for the course: ROZ’S MUSIC THEORY

Our sincere thanks to Roz Beste for making this course available to SABS members. Roz works in IT and currently sings with Brindabella Chorus in Canberra, Australia. She is also a dual member of Endeavour Harmony Chorus in Sydney (Four hours drive away) and is hoping to sing with them in the Sweet Adelines International Convention in Seattle in Oct 2010. Previously, she sang with the Melbourne Chorus and Southern Sounds Chorus. And before that, when she lived in Hong Kong, she sang with Kassia choir.