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December 12, 2012

An interview with Deke Sharon

Neon Tommy:

Between working on “The Sing-Off” and “Pitch Perfect,” touring with his vocal rock band, The House Jacks, and adding pieces to his catalogue of over two thousand a cappella arrangements, Deke Sharon seems to always be on the go. Often referred to as the father of contemporary a cappella by some authors, Deke has been at the forefront of this new vocal sound since he directed the Tufts University Beelzebubs in the early 1990s.

The go-to figure on all things a cappella has co-authored and released a book, aptly titled “A Cappella Arranging,” in which he and co-author Dylan Bell impart their wisdom and share tips and tricks to what makes a good a cappella arrangement click. Deke took a few minutes to speak with me about the book, his own arranging process and his a cappella background. Read more.

Posted by acapnews at December 12, 2012 12:00 AM