SmarterGuide to Arranging in the works

SmarterMusic is growing in fits and starts, and the SmarterGuide to A Cappella Arranging is off to a particularly fitting start! Two consecutive music directors of the UNC Achordants (and chief arrangers) are currently collaborating in various backrooms of the halls of academia to bring you the most comprehensive and in-depth guide available on the […]

Arrangement: Army

Another one already, you say?  Sounds great.  This track was inspired in a large way by the Ben Folds Live CD — the excitement of the crowd in singing the descant part along.  This is a strong arrangement, and takes a very different tack than Don’t Stop Me now.  Here, the parts aren’t as difficult […]

Arrangement: Don’t Stop Me Now

From time to time, I’ll be posting arrangements from the Broze Brothers collection, along with in-depth descriptions of the techniques used and why. Take them as arranging tutorials. Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen. TTBB, as sung by The Achordants. A firey and energetic song, to say the least! This arrangement is challenging but rewarding, […]