|One of my favorite hobbies is singing -- especially
barbershop quartet singing. The Barbershop Quartet is truly an American
classic. Click on the S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A. logo to find out more.
Most barbershop quartet songs have a tag at the end. The
tag features the parting message of the song with some fantastic close
harmonies. Tags are so fun to sing that sometimes we just skip the
song and do the tag! The official publication of the barbershop harmony, The
Harmonizer, publishes a special tag in most issues.
The link below will play "Smilin' Through" in barbershop
style. This particular version was performed by a virtual quartet
(in which I recorded each voice part using a four-track recorder).
A favorite among barbershoppers is
From the First Hello (to the Last
left to right: Ricky
Chaddock (baritone); Ron Middlestaedt (bass);
Grant Warning (tenor); Ron Riley (lead)
Society for the
Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America