me and 3 of my friends have no singing experience- none at all. And we want to do a barbershop quartet version of "The Longest Time" by Billy Joel. Its mainly for fun, but if its any good we're gonna try out for a talent show.
Anyways, all 4 of us are seniors in band, and we're all pretty good musicians who have been playing for around 7-8 years. All of us have good pitch and well-trained ears, just no singing experience.
I think you guys could totally pull it off. A few drama guys from my school performed a song/dance number at the beginning of the year (none of them had any dance or song exp. besides the winter musical), and they were totally hot! They rocked amazingly.
I agree, i am confident you could pull it off, just make sure you get enough rehearsal time in and know that a rehearsal is not the same as practising, practise before rehearsals individually and use the rehearsals to polish it. You should be fine. good luck and let me know how it goes. take care. shelly x
I'd have a seasoned vocalist around, for a few pointers since you're all beginners...vocal tone in barbershop quartets can be awful tricky, particularly for tenors when trying to avoid a shouty tone. I'd DEF. say you have a chance, your background in music should carry you along well.