A friend who sings in the local chapter of the SPEDSQSA invited me to come
to a performance of their group(s) last night, consisting of a chorus and
several individual quartets. They were good! But they had as guests
"Storm Front" from Denver, the winners of the Rocky Mountain District
competition in 2003. Wow! I had no idea! Complicated music with complex
harmonic structure, sung with no vibrato, dead-nuts accurate (or is it
precise?) pitches. How do they do it? I found a web site discussing the
similarity of this art form with the old part-singing tradition in central
and eastern Europe, which we have talked about before. For those
interested in consonance theory, we seem to be dealing with large integer
ratios with a vengeance here.
I am thinking of joining the local chapter just to find out how they do
it. And of course because I think I would enjoy doing it.
Speaking of precision pitch measurement.