From Harmonic Style to Genre: The Early History (1890s–1940s) of the Uniquely American Musical Term Barbershop

  title={From Harmonic Style to Genre: The Early History (1890s–1940s) of the Uniquely American Musical Term Barbershop},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric D{\"o}hl},
  journal={American Music},
  pages={123 - 171}
For many decades, the genre of four-part a cappella singing called “barbershop” was a field of virtually no academic importance. In recent years, however, an increasing interest in its history and current status has become evident. Pioneering works have been written by scholars like lynn Abbott, Gage Averill, liz Garnett, James earl Henry, and richard mook.1 such studies include the examination of quartet singing from an educational, ethnological, and sociocultural point of view.2 others are… 
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