Ask Deke Advice Column

Ask Deke: How do I arrange if I know our VP is leaving?

By Deke Sharon / April 29, 2019

Ask Deke: High School Arranging Q: Hi Deke! I was just at Camp A Cappella, and I had a blast! I can’t wait to go back next year. I took advanced arranging as an aca major, and I learned a lot. I have a question, but just didn’t get a chance to ask it: My…

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Ask Deke: High School A Cappella Arranging

By Deke Sharon / October 29, 2018

Ask Deke: High School Arranging Q: Do you have any suggestions on how a high schooler might get started in learning to arrange music for a capella? A: For starters, I highly recommend studying music theory, as a knowledge of the technical aspects of counterpoint and 4 part writing are so very helpful. Beyond that, this blog…

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Ask Deke: How do I find existing groups to join?

By Deke Sharon / October 2, 2018

Ask Deke: How do I find existing groups? Q: Is it possible to join a group that’s already established? If so, how would I go about locating them in MN? – Tracy A: Hi Tracy Indeed, it’s possible to join a group that’s already established. In fact, Pentatonix is looking for a bass right now, if…

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