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An invitation to you: Are you the Enrico Caruso or Sarah Brightman of the shower? Can you sing Happy Birthday?  If so, don't be content to sit back and listen; you are welcome to come and "ring a few chords" with the Arlingtones Barbershop Chorus!  Clear out the lungs, tune up the pipes, and join us and make some good friends; open to people of all ages and genders!

START SINGING RIGHT AWAY!
Interested visitors are welcome to sit in with us any Monday night at the First United Methodist Church in Palatine. You will get a guest book that contains all our current music.  We recommend most newcomers begin with the Lead section (melody).

BARBERSHOP CHORDS HAVE FOUR PARTS

  • The Bass is the foundation of the Barbershop chord.  It requires vocal strength and range to hit the lower notes.
  • The Lead is a middle-range part which sings the melody.  Many singers begin as Leads but later move to another section more suitable to their voice and range.
  • The Baritone is also middle-range and mostly harmony notes.  It is the most difficult and important part.
  • The Tenor is the highest voice and completes the classic 4-part harmony of a Barbershop song.  Most Tenors sing in a falsetto voice and must have a good ear to keep the pitch in tune.

JOINING THE ARLINGTONES
After a couple of visits, we can schedule an easy voice evaluation for you. This will provide our director with the information needed to help place you in the best voice section. You are eligible to join as an official Arlingtone whenever you're ready!

INTERESTED IN MORE?
See www.arlingtones.net (our home page) for more information!
Or check out our 2019 Illinois District Contest Performance and join our facebook page!

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