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To Do This, You Must Know HowMusic Pedagogy in the Black Gospel Quartet Tradition$
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Lynn Abbot and Doug Seroff

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617036750

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617036750.001.0001

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“Time, Harmony, and Articulation”

“Time, Harmony, and Articulation”

Quartet Training and the Birmingham Gospel Quartet Style

(p.113) Chapter Two “Time, Harmony, and Articulation”
To Do This, You Must Know How

Lynn Abbott

Doug Seroff

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes music instruction and spiritual singing at Industrial High School in Birmingham, and the groups that emerged from Alabama’s quartet training culture, which include: the Foster Singers; the Birmingham Jubilee Singers; the Blue Jay Singers; the Dunham Jubilee Singers; and the Kings of Harmony.

Keywords:   music education, gospel quartet singing, spiritual signing, quartets, Industrial High School, Foster Singers, Birmingham Jubilee Singers, Blue Jay Singers, Dunham Jubilee Singers, Kings of Harmony

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