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A Cappella

Videos of contemporary a cappella and barbershop harmony created by Thomas J. West. You can pick up copies of the arrangements Tom writes in these videos on his A Cappella page.

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  • Blue Eyes Blind (A Cappella Cover)
    by ★ Owner on April 23, 2015 at 1:24 PM
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    Here's another a cappella multi-track version of my latest arrangement commission. This is an SSAA arrangement commissioned in March 2015. My music production skills are completely self-taught, so all of the recording, editing, and mixing is by trial and error.


    This is definitely one of my better efforts in effective mixing/mastering. I still need to improve my recording setup and editing software so that I can get cleaner stems and less obvious start/ends of the edited clips. That's part of what Patreon is for, as my next milestone goal is to upgrade my software.


    If you are interested in picking up a copy of this arrangement, visit my a cappella page. Of course, if you are a $5+ patron on Patreon, you get a pdf copy of this arrangement as part of your rewards.


    Thank you patrons and fellow creators for supporting this work.

    This article (c) 2015 Thomas J. West. All content on ThomasJWestMusic dot com is licensed under a Creative Contributions Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. Please contact the author before publishing on or off-line.

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  • ABC - I Want You Back (A Cappella Mashup...
    by ★ Owner on April 13, 2015 at 7:40 PM
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    Jackson 5 TV Special 1972

    image: wikimedia commons


    This slideshow video accompanies my latest home recording endeavor. I was commissioned to write this mashup for a high school a cappella group and thought it was a good candidate to try to multi-track record. I have learned a lot more about music production since my last attempt at multi-tracking and this recording turned out pretty well.


    I definitely have a few things I can easily tweak about the actual tracking process, and this solo doesn't particularly fit my voice well even though I can hit all the notes. I am planning on recording more of my arrangements in the days to come and keep working on improving the craft.

    If you are interested in a copy of this arrangement (written for SATB plus two lead vocals), visit my A Cappella page for details.


    If you would like to support my creative endeavors, please become a patron on my Patreon page.

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