Arranging for Small Groups 1: Introduction

If history is any indicator, a great many new aspiring arrangers are members of newer groups with fewer members than the large swaggering a cappella groups that resemble a small construction team on a government contract, only slower-moving.  In fact, I would wager there’s a reasonable chance that you personally are a member of one […]

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, […]