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From the makers of The A Cappella Blog comes a book about how to arrange songs, sing solos, and market and manage a cappella groups.
From the makers of The A Cappella Blog comes a book about how to arrange songs, sing solos, and market and manage a cappella groups.
74 backers pledged $2,393 to help bring this project to life.

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Since Mike Chin and Mike Scalise founded The A Cappella Blog in January

2007, the site has played host to over 50 live event reviews and over 500 posts, including interviews and guest columns from people like Ben Folds, Deke Sharon, and Bill Hare. With a focus on the college a cappella scene, the website has explored a cappella culture, critiqued trends, reported on research findings, shared media, and broken news. What’s the next natural step?

The A Cappella Book.

 The A Cappella Book will include chapters on:

  • how to sing a solo
  • best practices in arranging a cappella music
  • competition
  • visual presentation
  • vocal percussion
  • starting an a cappella group
  • managing an a cappella group
  • recording
  • employing humor in music
  • operating as a student organization
  • networking
  • and much more.

In order to successfully complete this project we need your support. Funds raised through this campaign will be used primarily to subsidize costs of production including editing, layout, printing and distribution costs. Those who donate to this project will be generously compensated for their commitment with rewards including:

  • advanced copies of the book
  • autographed copies of the book
  • personalized critiques of your group
  • getting a whole chapter of the book devoted to you or your group
  • appearing on the cover of the book

Thank you for visiting this page--we appreciate your support!

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    Pledge US$ 1 or more About $1.00

    Get thanked publicly!
    For supporting our cause, you will be listed on a special thank you post on The A Cappella Blog.

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    Get an e-copy!
    Receive everything from $1 donation level plus a digital copy of The A Cappella Book.

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    Be the first to get the book (put in mail a week before the official release date)!
    Receive everything from $10 donation level plus a copy of The A Cappella Book (shipping included within the US; there may be additional
    shipping costs for international addresses).

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    Get an autographed book (put in mail a week before the official release date)!
    Receive everything from $10 donation level plus a copy of The A Cappella Book autographed by
    the authors (shipping included within the US; there may
    be additional shipping costs for international addresses).

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    Pledge US$ 35 or more About $35

    Etch your name in history!
    Receive everything from $20 donation level plus you or your group’s name will appear in the
    acknowledgements of The A Cappella Book plus an extra signed copy of the book to give to a
    friend.

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About $75

    Get featured on The Blog!
    Receive everything from $35 donation level plus your group will get 750-1,250 word profile feature
    published on The A Cappella Blog before December 31, 2012.

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    Pledge US$ 100 or more About $100

    Appear in The Book!
    Receive everything from $35 donation level plus a black & white photo of you or your group will
    appear in The A Cappella Book (note: you or your group will be responsible for providing high-resolution photos; we will have to come to an agreement on the photo to be used, but we are
    prepared to be flexible).

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About $150

    Let us be your personal consultants!
    Receive everything from $35 donation level plus Mike Chin will write your group a personal
    critique of up to five of your songs OR your ICCA set before you compete (completed in person
    if your group performs within 50 miles of Baltimore, MD, pending compatibility of schedules;
    otherwise, completed via YouTube).

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About $500

    Be on the cover!
    Receive everything from $35 donation level plus a full-color photo of you or your group will
    appear on the cover of the book (note: you or your group will be responsible for providing high-
    resolution photos; we'll have to come to an agreement on the photo to be used, but we are
    prepared to be flexible).

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About $1,000

    Get your own chapter!
    Receive everything from $35 donation level plus one chapter of The A Cappella Book will be
    devoted exclusively to you or your group.

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    Be the star!
    Receive everything from $500 donation level plus one chapter of The A Cappella Book will be
    devoted exclusively to you or your group.

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