Recordings, Technology, and Discourse in Collegiate A Cappella

  title={Recordings, Technology, and Discourse in Collegiate A Cappella},
  author={Joshua S. Duchan},
  journal={Journal of American Folklore},
  pages={488 - 502}
  • Joshua S. Duchan
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • Journal of American Folklore
  • Collegiate a cappella is an American musical genre and practice in which self-directed groups of college student singers arrange, perform, and record popular songs without accompaniment. One of its stylistic goals is emulation: its songs should sound like the original artists' recordings, even though they are now a cappella, that is, limited only to voices (Duchan 2007).1 Group lineups (which may be all-male, all-female, or mixed) are transient, so their recordings comprise particular… CONTINUE READING
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