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David Lorenz - 19/05/2016  

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: After being pressured for some time from my tagging friends, I finally decided to join your site about a year ago and upload some of my tags.  I am very thankful for doing that has helped my creative juices flow again.
I strongly encourage others to write something or upload someone else's great tag to share and preserve.

This is a great site!

Ben Harding - 14/12/2015  

: www.visionvocalcoaching.com
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: What a fantastic resource! I just started releasing multitrack videos every monday (#MultitrackMonday) and use this as my main resource. I'll submit videos whenever I do one that matches a tag!

Stephanie Brictson - 10/12/2015  

: www.jerseysoundchorus.org
Found you in a Net search
google - looking for Holiday tags
: Love it!   Thanks.  Being the daughter of tag master, Chuck Lower, I might now hope to learn about 1% of the tags he knows!!   Will be sharing the site for sure!   

RavonIsTheLead - 29/08/2015  

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: Love ths site. I am a very big fan of Barbershop and love listening to and singing tags from this site. Please continue the great work.

Donna Metzler Marsico - 12/06/2014  

: Barbershop Tags
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Great Site.  Bumped into by accident as I was googling "Brothers in Arms" Quartet. 


Mary Lack - 09/05/2014  

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: I was looking for Barbershop tags and came unto your website !!  I sing in the Ozark Showcase chorus~ Sweet Adelines.  We were needing tags to sing to and this will really help thanks so much for spending the time to do this ~  I love it and enjoy just listening to your tags !!
 Would like it better if it were pictched for women.
 

Eric - 30/01/2014  

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Friends at the local BHA chapter
: What an amazing site with so much content! I want to sing tags with all of my musical friends!

Bernard - 24/04/2013  

: www.barbershoptags.com
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Charles, from the greater Muncie Indiana
: Love it very much... keep it up.....

Ian - 07/12/2012  

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: Like what i can see so far, but was wondering if you could give a list a jazz tags please :)


Doug Brown - 06/10/2012  

: www.voicesofgotham.org
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Steve Skolnick
: This is a great place to find tags I have sung for 25+ years as well as new ones to learn. Thank!
-Doug Brown


Jerry Miller - 31/08/2012  

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: This site is something I have been hoping to find, and here it is. Great job!

Keith Phemister - 28/08/2012  

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: WOW! This is a great website! I've been a BHS member since 1974, and never knew this existed!  The one tag, and maybe it's not recognized as a tag because of it's length, that I wish was out there is The Boston Common's "That Old Quartet Of Mine" by Lou Perry.  It has a lot of sentimental value as well as being a great tag!  "and if someday we ever meet again..."  Thanks for the memories! 

Mark Jennings - 20/08/2012  

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Jay Dougherty
: I've just started uploading tags and it's taken a few tries to get it down just right, and I'm amazed at how responsive you guys are there in the back office, posting and reposting my corrections as I send them in. Great work! Every Thursday after rehearsal we crowd around our various devices and sing the tags off this site.

Christian Kuhlman - 13/11/2011  

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: YESSS!!!!  I have been looking for a sight like this for months.  Thank you.

Gilberto Cuevas - 21/08/2011  

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Jay Dougherty
:  love this site..wondering which tags are the "MUST KNOW" tags..lol or the tags that you guys think are the best from the classic tags book..

Alan Alexander - 19/05/2011  

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: I've been given the privilege of teaching a tag during warm-ups each week.  Besides the fun, there's a lot that a tag can teach........breathing, vowel unifying, interp, on and on.  The website is useful, as I can assign next week's tag; the guys can research it on-line and prep.

Al Alexander,  Prairieland Barbershop Chorus of Macomb, IL

Rose Polenzani - 28/04/2011  

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: I just wanted to say thank you for this website - 
My grandfather, Lynn Hauldren (of Chordiac Arrest) just passed away, and I've been feeling so sad that I never learned the parts to these tags by heart - he used to teach us the parts at family gatherings, and my mom and dad and I would huddle with him and do them over and over. 

I just downloaded our faves: 
when i was the kid next door
sunshine is bidding the day goodbye
when I leave the world behind 
Danny, my boy - 

thank you so much! with love,
rose


tom schulte - 27/04/2011  

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: I too am glad and surprised to find this site.  I wonder what else they offer.  
It would be nice if the BHS would tell it's members about this site.
I can only speculate as to why they haven't - to date.

My motivation: The chorus Director wants all of the members taking turns at learning/teaching a tag to the rest of the group.

Other:  I would like the webmaster to listen to the baritone portion of the tag "When I Change Your Name to Mine".   I helps, but iit could be 100 decibels louder - and on key (i.e. sharper).  I guess that is normal for baris.  The other three parts are fine.   
Tom Schulte

Bob Baldwin - 15/04/2011  

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: What a joy to find this site.  It just points out how far we have come in providing ways for all of us to learn and enjoy.  Thanks to whom ever came up with this plan. High fives to you!

Jim Kirkland - 12/03/2011  

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Found and downloaded your Apple App to my I-Pod-Touch.
: I'm from Alexandria, VA, USA, trying to become a sign-in member to you, but am getting rejected in red type that I'm a spammer. Could someone please e-mail or call me (001-703-824-9395) to explain? I just found and downloaded you BarbershopTags app to my I-Pod Touch this morning, and it referred me to thsi website. I'm a singing barbershopper with Hamony Heritage Singers of Mount Vernon, VA, USA, and think your tag app is amazing (now 20 tags. I look forward to its expansion). Amazing website too. Congratulations and thank you.

Suze - 07/03/2011  

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: I just had my first experience with Tag singing and I'm addicted. Thanks for sharing these tags for learning!

Jane - 01/02/2011  

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: I just love tags.. I sing with the Lace City Chorus in the UK and sing Anthem and really love the chords.. brilliant job!

Tom Sanford - 25/01/2011  

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: I am a tenor in the Lexington, SC chapter of the BHS.  Love your site, especially the ability to download tags!

John Phipps - 11/01/2011  

: www.GaslightChorus.org
Clicked a link on another website
VocalHarmonies.com via Tony Hope
: Great Tags. Great Videos. Great Music!  Thanks so much.

May God bless you richly for sharing so generously,

John Phipps

David Morehen - 05/12/2010  

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: Great site.  ?  What happened to the bass line in "Am I wasting My Time on You"  ?

G Mallet - 25/10/2010  

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:  So I've apparently been bitten by the barbershop bug and now am completely addicted to creating my own tracks, just for kicks. I haven't been barbershopping for long, but I have to say it's a fairly addictive hobby. This site is amazing just for fooling around with new things within the style while learning tags at the same time (multitasking :P). So yeah this site is such a great find.

Howard Sponseller - 06/08/2010  

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Erik Contzius
: Tags have been taught at our chapter meetings on a sporadic basis since I joined the group. But in the past several weeks we have been doing it on a regular basis. It is one of the most fun segments of the evening that we do. Personally, I can learn the tags presented at the meetings but don't retain them after the meeting is over unless I can review them, especially on paper. This site will now be one of my favorites to visit everyday. Thanks to all involved in getting this marvelous tool online.

Jodan Truesdell - 20/07/2010  

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: This is a fantastic resource. If someone came up at a convention and gave you not just the four or five tags you were looking for, but access to hundreds more, would buy them a beer? Maybe lunch? If you think this is a good idea, skip the latte today and chip in $5 on the home page. 

Thanks for getting this together and hosting it.  We're going to have a "tag competition" at our chorus in the coming weeks - I can guarantee we'll find a couple of gems here.

Kate - 20/05/2010  

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:  I'm relatively new to barbershop, and absolutely LOVE this style of music! I've been in a women's chorus for only two and a half years, and have recently started singing in a quartet with women who know as little about barbershop as I do. Our quartet really wants to improve our breathing, and we hear that singing tags is a great way to give your lungs a workout. I was THRILLED when I found this site, and I look forward to using it more in the future. Thanks SO much to the creators of barbershoptags.com for making this happen!!

George Badland - 25/02/2010  

: anvilchorus.org.uk
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Any chance of getting the dots for the tags posted that don't have any attached? Transcribing is such a fag for me.
The site gets better and better. Thanks


Sha Hudgens - 07/02/2010  

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: This is GREAT!!  I sing in a women's chorus and there are a few of us that stay an hour ...or more after rehearsal to sing tags. 

Jason Wulf - 01/02/2010  

: www.impulsequartet.com
Found you in a Net search
 
: What an amazing effort to create this site.  I am 36 years old and have been barbershopping for 25 years.  I can't imagine starting the hobby 25 years ago with this website as a tool to learn barbershop.  Congratulations on your efforts and I will certainly spread the word.  When is there going to be an iphone app?  That would be an amazing addition.  Keep the Whole World Singing.

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Dane Montgomery - 01/02/2010  

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: I really enjoy the features offered for uploading tags.  Free membership as well as being able to upload sheet music and audio/video files is awesome!  Can't wait to try out new ones I find on this site as well as adding more as I write them, thanks!

Timothy Casler - 18/12/2009  

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: I love this site! It has helped me branch out my tag singing ten fold! especially when i am sitting in chorus rehearsal and we're doing tags.. i know 6 cold now in at least 3 different parts

Martijn Hoeksema - 26/11/2009  

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: This site is so great! Thank you so much for putting this online. I'll be sure to learn (almost) all of them and teach them around! And hope to put one of myself online one day as well..!

Martijn
Whale City Sound/ Xperience
The Netherlands

Bill Biffle - 07/11/2009  

: www.barbershop.org
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Scott Bustios
: A great site!  Thanks for doing this wonderful work to perpetuate and propagate our great style of harmony! 

Together in Harmony,

Bill Biffle
President
Barbershop Harmony Society

Ross Hood - 18/10/2009  

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: What a great site.  I have for years been putting tags on pdfs.  I now have almost 600 inclucing all from the "classic tags" book, and I add a couple every day.  I was concerned with copyright so I didn't want to publish the fact that I had done that.  I use them at a chorus rehearsal, and print them 36" wide so they can be read by a group.  I have hundreds more than those shown on your site and would be glad to send them as pdfs to anyone that is interested.  But I am worried about copyright.  How did you get around it?

Ross 

Scott "Boost" Bustios - 10/07/2009  

: www.myspace.com/boost58
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Erik Joshua
: This site is amazing!! I appreciate it so much and I'm on it a lot. I love the videos but I especially love being able to hear recordings of these tags. Thanks to everyone involved in creating this site!!

Al - 07/05/2009  

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: WOW
Webmaster please contact me.
Boy do I have a deal for you
Jeff's Dad

Lee Plaskoff - 07/05/2009  

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: What a wonderful site for those of us who enjoy the pure pleasure of tag singing! Thanks for including some of my humble efforts among the really great tags.

David Wiener - 02/05/2009  

: quartetmatchup.com
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A really enjoyable site.  Love singing barbershop and quartetting.  If a barbershop song is a meal, then the tag is the dessert.  Going to this site is like going to a candy store only you don't gain any weight.  For all of you barbershoppers out there, if you are wanting to sing in a quartet but are having trouble finding the other parts, then give QuartetMatchup.com a try.  You can find a quartet or if you're trying to find a missing voice part for a quartet you're building, then QuartetMatchup.com can help.  Then you'll be able to sing these tags in you're own quartet.


Ben - 12/04/2009  

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: As a big fan of tag singing and tag teaching, I'm a huge supporter of this kind of work. I found Joe Liles comment regarding some kind of blatant copyright violation (with millions of dollars in fees) very disturbing, especially since I like Joe and respect him very much. Really struck a nerve. Fortunately having followed your link to the actual US Copyright Law, especially regarding the limitations of the rights of the copyright holder that are provided by the "Fair Use" doctrine, I found some comfort in what I have been doing for years as a teacher. Rights of copyright are not unlimited. Laws change, and what used to be considered illegal has been made legal. I think any attorney or judge in his/her right mind would see (in current law) that these reproductions are completely non-profit, are mere fractions of the original copyrighted works, are provided purely for educational purposes, and do not detract from the potential market for the original work (in fact, quite the opposite) which is exactly what is spelled out in the law as being completely, well, LEGAL (summarized in section 107 of Title 17 in the US Code of Law). So, get over it, learn a tag, ring it, enjoy it, find out who wrote it, and by all means please go out and buy the arrangement of the entire song for your quartet/chorus. I have purchased many arrangements this way, hearing or seeing the tag first. The arrangers and copyright holders are benefiting greatly by all the free advertising, so it's completely a win-win situation. Enough said.
Thanks Ben - we really appreciate the support.  Your comments are most welcome.  You have spelled out exactly how we hope all people will see this site.  Enjoy the tags!

- The BarbershopTags.com team.

P.S.  If anyone's interested, our position on copyright is detailed here

Ozt - 11/04/2009  

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: Wow, this is a great site. Kudos for both the thought and the programming.


As for Joe, and those who think like him (IP nazis), there's a seat reseverd in h*ll just for you.

Shrie Jawalkar - 10/04/2009  

: youtube.com/group/bhs2
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: Its about time we had a website just for tags.
Good stuff, Hope to see this grow..

bhsbass

Joe Liles - 09/04/2009  

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: WOW!!!  There are TONS of illegal, copyright protected tags on this website.  If you get caught, I hope you are a millionaire.

Joe

George Badland - 09/04/2009  

: anvilchorus.org.uk
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Drew Osterhout - 09/04/2009  

: www.u4eeuh.com
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Evernet
:  Writing here again, I know, but I wanted to ask if you needed any help with getting sheet music for all these tags.  I love transcribing this stuff, so just let me know!

Christina Tramack - 08/04/2009  

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: Great site.  Being a tag junkie, this is an awesome site to just listen and learn tags from.  Thanks a bunch to the people who thought of the idea/made it happen!

Robert Sharpe - 08/04/2009  

: www.geocities.com/shrrms
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bbshop@yahoo
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Like taking a walk down memory lane; So many great tags
not thought of in decades, brought back many pleasant recollections
of music and friends from the past.

Jamie Severson - 07/04/2009  

: www.u4eeuh.com
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: Great site man! Let me know if you need any help with things (organization, etc)....this is a GREAT resource!

Drew Osterhout - 07/04/2009  

: www.northwestvocalproject.com
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John Newell
:  Holy crap!  Several of my friends and I always wanted to make this site, and here it is!  You guys are awesome - I'm going into tag learning overdrive.

Steve Isherwood - 01/04/2009  

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: Brilliant! I will be sure to pass this along to everyone in my District. Keep up the good work.

shane - 12/02/2009  

: pieceofcaketrio.com
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http://www.opzijnbest.nl/informatie-over-barbershop_2981.htm
: Great Site!! Such Amazing resources here!! A great effort for everyone involved, thanks a lot. I'm in Australia, and Barbershop isn't as popular as the US or the UK but it's on it's way up. I just wish i had gotten into it years ago!!
Any way keep up all the good work on this amazing site. thanks

shane

Dick Kury - 02/01/2009  

: www.gentlemenofsound.org
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:  Great site, who is behind it... thanks.

I've been using Dan Gillis' site, he did 4 songs with voice perdominant tracks for our chapter, he is great.

Dick Kury, GRI, CRB, PNG
4 PART NUT

Matt Henderson - 31/12/2008  

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: Great idea - Brilliant execution, bravo and kudos to the creators.

Daniel Gillis - 17/12/2008  

: www.vocalharmonies.com
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: Great job!  Your site is very well-organized, and will be a great resource to barbershoppers - thanks for the excellent effort!

Michael Baribeau - 16/12/2008  

: GreatLakesChorus.org
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: Thanks for recently adding my favorite tag, Lone Prairie!  I just realized the Gillis site doesn't include the pdf scores but they've been added here, it helps me a LOT to also be able to read the score! 

Dean Martin - 15/12/2008  

: SingersDaily.com
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Mark Virtue
: Incredible job!  No doubt will become the premiere bbshop tag resource.

Michael Baribeau - 14/12/2008  

: greatlakeschorus.org
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Mark Virtue
: What a fantastic resource!  Thanks to all the people contributing!

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