THE CENTRAL COAST CHORDSMEN & BARBERSHOP HARMONY
About Singing Our Music
Our four parts are named differently than traditional choral music. They are Tenor, Lead, Baritone, and Bass.
Here's how they compare to traditional choral parts:
Lead: The Leads sing melody most of the time in a similar range to choral First Tenor; some Second Tenors sing Lead.
Baritone: The Baritones sing harmony between the Lead and Bass. Choral Baritones and Second Tenors sing Baritone.
Bass: Nearly identical to choral Bass, singing the lowest notes in the group.
Tenor: This part sings harmony above the Lead. It is typically higher than choral First Tenor. Many sing this in their falsetto and head voice, although a counter-tenor might sing in a head-chest mix with some falsetto.