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Pitch Perfect by Mickey Rapkin
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Jun 30, 08

Recommended to Nina by: NPR-National Public Radio
Recommended for: all people interested in singing
Read in June, 2008

I am interested in a cappella singing, which I guess is why I liked the book so much. It follows the journeys of three groups: Divisi from the University of Oregon, the Hullabahoos from the University of Virginia, and the Beelzebubs from Tufts. The extreme dedication and practice time--and the competitiveness--were written about in a way that made you feel you were there. Interestingly, a lot of the songs talked about in the book could be found on YouTube, which made it even more fun. It's a good read especially if you like this type of singing (or know someone who sings in a group like this).
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