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boblovesmusic
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 12:34 pm 
 

Just curious, any a cappella fans among the metalheads here? Even before I became a metalhead, a cappella was my musical love!

my a cappella group favs:

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The Bobs

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Five O'Clock Shadow

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Rockapella

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Da Vinci's Notebook
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Erotetic
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 5:59 pm 
 

definitely

Ensiferum - Tumman Virran Taa
http://youtu.be/CxN2la8LcRM
Mithotyn - Tills Dagen Gryr
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Skyforger - Sidrabiņa upe tek
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Isengard - Landet Og Havet
http://youtu.be/lL_QkWDUam8
Die Saat - Willkommen
http://youtu.be/at0QWA1OEO4
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Brainded Binky
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 1:34 am 
 

Perhaps you've heard of Van Canto. If you haven't, they're an acapella group that does renditions of metal classics. Here's an example.

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Opus
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 8:38 am 
 

Not to be that guy, but technically, a capella isn't a genre. There are a capella genres like doo wop and barber shop.
You can do all sorts of music a capella.

The a capella group King's Singers have done fantastic stuff during their 47 years of existence. Mostly "classical", but also pop.

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awheio
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 3:05 pm 
 

Opus wrote:
Not to be that guy, but technically, a capella isn't a genre. There are a capella genres like doo wop and barber shop.
You can do all sorts of music a capella.


I don't think anyone suggested that a capella is a genre.

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Opus
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 3:15 pm 
 

But then it's like asking "any music fans among metalheads?"
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Erotetic
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 3:35 pm 
 

Opus wrote:
But then it's like asking "any music fans among metalheads?"


is it?
I think everyone I know could name a song they like
I think almost no one I know could name an acapella they like.

I've only heard it in folk metal, hip-hop (Beatbox*), and twice** in pop music as a novelty, so it's easy for me to imagine people who aren't familiar with it.

*Rahzel - If Your Mother Only Knew
**UPenn Off the Beat - Hook (Blues Traveler cover)
**Witloof Bay - With Love Baby [Eurovision Song Contest entry)
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Grave_Wyrm
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 4:12 pm 
 

Opus wrote:
But then it's like asking "any music fans among metalheads?"

A capella just means there are no instruments, only vocal arrangements. Nothing really stated about a genre, since that conversion can be applied to any genre. Even though a capella doesn't include instruments, asking about a capella songs is more like asking for instrumental versions of songs from a given genre.
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awheio
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 4:15 pm 
 

That's right, to Grave_Wyrm and Erotetic. I was going to say that it's more like asking something like, "does anyone here like trumpets in music?" Trumpets can be used in classical, ska, jazz, and anything else. But some people might generally like the sounds of trumpets, and others might not, and most won't care. These questions are just orthogonal to questions of genres, and are just as sensible.

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