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A Cappella FAQ Part 7/7

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From: griffeeam@aol.com
Newsgroups: rec.music.a-cappella,alt.music.a-cappella
Subject: A Cappella FAQ Part 7/7

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         A Cappella FAQ - Part Seven: A Cappella Internet Resources

Questions answered in part Seven:
Q 7.1 Are there any cool a cappella web sites?
Q 7.2 Is it possible to chat with other a cappella fans/performers?
Q 7.3 Are there any mailing lists dealing with a cappella music?
Q 7.5 Why is alt.music.a-cappella so quiet these days?
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Q 7.1 Are there any cool a cappella web sites?

Why, yes! Why do you ask?  There are hundreds of them. And most of them
can be found at or are linked from one of these sites.

CASA has a *great* Web site with lots of information about their services
as well as links to other a cappella sites. On it you can find many more
details regarding some of the questions raised in this FAQ. Point your
browser to http://www.casa.org

Primarily A Cappella (PAC) has a site located at http://www.singers.com
There you can find complete information about all of the projects they are
involved with -- from The Summits and The Harmony Sweepstakes, to their
catalog and recording projects.

Mainely A Cappella, a new mail order CD company founded by Don Gooding,
has an extensive site at http://www.a-acappella.com -- for ordering CDs
and related a cappella merchandise, as well as others areas devoted to
other things such as the history of contemporary a cappella. They also
have over 600 RealAudio songs and song clips available at
http://www.a-cappella.com/listenmusic.html

The *definitive* directory of a cappella web pages and links was created
and maintained for many years by Greg Weiss. There you'll find links to
over 500 homepages for professional and collegiate groups and much more.
Look for it at http://www.casa.org/web_directory.html

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Q 7.2 Is it possible to chat with other a cappella fans/performers?

The CASA chat room is the place for a cappella music lovers to meet and
discuss a wide variety of topics. Organized chats are planned once or
twice a month and more often, if need be and you can find a complete
schedule on the CASA A Cappella Almanac at http://www.casa.org/chat.html

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Q 7.3 Are there any mailing lists dealing with a cappella music?

* Barbershop *

The Harmonet is a mailing list for fans and performers of barbershop
music. To subscribe, send email to "listserv@admin.humberc.on.ca" with the
following in the BODY of the message: "SUBSCRIBE BBSHOP " your name"
(Don't use quotes and enter your real name.) The FAQ for the Harmonet is
located at: http://www.mcs.com/~toma/www/files/FAQ.harmonet.html (See FAQ
#1 for more information about Barbershoppers online)

* Bay Area A Cappella *

San Francisco, California, home of CASA, is one of the hotbeds of a
cappella music in the United States, so much so, that they have their own
web site (http://www.wenet.net/~olivier/ba-acappella/index.html) and
mailing list. To subscribe send mail to majordomo@sgi.com and type
"subscribe ba-acappella" in the body of the message.

* Blenders *
If you're a fan of The Blenders, or want to be one, get on their emailing
list. Send a letter to their email address: mail@theblenders.com . Your
email address will be automatically added to their list. They send out
information on concert schedules, album releases, and new developments in
the never-ending Blender-Saga.

* Choralist *

To join, email listproc@lists.colorado.edu and in the body of your message
type the words "subscribe Choralist your fullname"

* Collegiate A Cappella Mailing Lists *

In an effort to cut down on unwanted and irrelevant spam in the mailbox of
the typical collegiate a cappella group member, CASA has put together five
regional collegiate mailing lists. For a full list of commands available
to each list, email <list>-request@lists.best.com with the command "help"
(without the quotes) on a single line in the body of the message. For more
information about a particular list, email <list>-request@lists.best.com
with the command "info" (without the quotes) on a single line in the body
of the message. If you have any questions about the lists, feel free to
email Joe Navratil at navratil@umich.edu or check the web site at
http://www.casa.org/college_mail.html

* The Friends of the Bobs *

The FOBS mailing list discusses all aspects of the Bobs. The Bobs'
upcoming concert listing (THE POOP) is available from the "The Bobs
Online":

     Email: info@bobs.com
     Web: http://www.bobs.com/

Also, you can join the NETFOBS Mailing list to automatically receive
messages from others about The Bobs, including the POOP. Send a message to
"majordomo@bobs.com" with ONE of the following:

     subscribe netfobs
     subscribe netfobs-digest
     subscribe netfobs-announce

If you ONLY want to get the POOP and other items of importance, join the
NETFOBS Announcements-Only list (netfobs-announce).

* German A Cappella *

There is a new mailing list available for German A Cappella music, named
Singsang. It was created in cooperation with the German CASA ambassador.
The list's main language is German (of course), but English requests and
questions are welcome.

There have been some recent changes in maintaining the list as well as the
subscription process. Check out the Singsang web page at
http://home.pages.de/~singsang/ as it carries all the updated information
at to how to subscribe. You can also ask questions to the members of the
mailing list without subscribing. See the web page for details.

* Gospel Music *

To join, email MAISER@rmgate.pop.indiana.edu and in the body of your
message have the words "SUBSCRIBE GOSPEL-L".

* The House Jacks *

The House Jacks participated in the "24 Hours in Cyberspace" project, are
in the companion book that was published, and are one of the features
included in the permanent display at the Smithsonian Institute -- all
because they communicate with their fans via the Internet. Contact them at
email@housejacks.com and let them know that you'd like to be added to the
list. Or you can drop by their Web site at http://www.housejacks.com and
click on "Contact Us" where you can sign up for their mailing list.

* The King's Singers *

The King's Singers Mailing List is back in business after a hiatus of
about three years. It's to be a place for discussion of concerts and
albums as well as just general chatter about the group. For information,
get ye to http://www.egroups.com/list/kingssingers

* m-pact +

There are a couple of ways that you can be added to the m-pact mailing
list. 1) Drop them a  note at list@m-pact.com and ask to be added to the
list. 2) Visit their web site at http://www.m-pact.com and sign up for
their mailing list via their guestbook. 

* Rockapella *

The is a mailing list for those of you who would like updates on news and
concert dates for Rockapella. Send your email request to:
concerts@rockapella.com and, in the message portion, simply type in
"subscribe" or "unsubscribe".

* Shape Note Singing or Fasola *

Discussion and announcements of Sacred Harp singing, based on "The Sacred
Harp" songbook published in 1844 and using shaped note notation, can be
obtained by emailing: majordomo@mediainfo.labmed.umn.edu and type
"Subscribe Fasola" in the message portion of your email.

* Vocalist *

To join, email majordomo@lists.oulu.fi and in the body of your message
have the words "subscribe vocalist" and on the next line, "end". To get
the once-a-day digest rather than the one-at-a-time messages, have the
words "subscribe vocalist-digest" instead.

The International singing discussion list VOCALIST is available on the Web
at: http://www.vocalist.org

All the list messages are archived and browsable at:
http://www.vocalist.org/html

The VOCALIST researchers database can be found at:
http://www.vocalist.org/search

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Q 7.4 Why is alt.music.a-cappella so quiet these days?

Originally, the only a cappella newsgroup was alt.music.a-cappella. In
August '93, a vote was put forward to create a newsgroup
rec.music.a-cappella which, aside from having better Usenet status,
(supposedly) reaches more network sites than an alt group. The vote was an
overwhelming success (342:34 in favor), so the group was created. Thanks
to Steve Simmons for suggesting the rec group and controlling the voting
process.

Due to the fact that the alt.music.a-cappella newsgroup is so quiet these
days, and the fact that most of the postings are not even related to a
cappella, we strongly suggest that you refrain from posting to it and
stick with the rec.music.c-acappella group. That's where all the good news
and discussions are held.  Thanks.

The charter of the group is as follows:

     rec.music.a-cappella: For a-cappella music of all styles. For
     friends, fans, and singers of all flavors of pure vocal music.
     Barbershop, madrigals, chorales, rockers and folkies are all
     welcome provided the instruments are left home (or mostly home).

Many thanks to the countless 'netters who contributed, directly or
indirectly, to this FAQ. Special thanks to Brendan Quinn who started the
FAQ and wrote much of its original content.

C   THE CONTEMPORARY A CAPPELLA SOCIETY
A   PMB #1449, 1850 Union St. #14
S   San Francisco, CA 94123-4309 USA
A   .415.563.5224 - http://www.casa.org

End of FAQ Part Seven

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