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16th May '17 9:35:05 AM Kitchen90
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* The [[TropeNamer Trope Namer]] comes from the ancient practice of singing church music without any instruments. Today, the Eastern Orthodox Churches[[note]] The Oriental Orthodox Churches-- churches that split with the Eastern Orthodox Churches after a dispute over the specifics of Christ's divine nature-- avert this trope. They usually include drums or tambourines, depending on the local customs.[[/note]], the Churches of Christ, conservative Mennonite churches, some Presbyterian congregations, and a few Baptist churches do not use musical instruments in worship.

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* The [[TropeNamer Trope Namer]] TropeNamer comes from the ancient practice of singing church music without any instruments. Today, the Eastern Orthodox Churches[[note]] The Oriental Orthodox Churches-- churches that split with the Eastern Orthodox Churches after a dispute over the specifics of Christ's divine nature-- avert this trope. They usually include drums or tambourines, depending on the local customs.[[/note]], the Churches of Christ, conservative Mennonite churches, some Presbyterian congregations, and a few Baptist churches do not use musical instruments in worship.



* WebOriginal/EddieAtTheLMV has The LMV band, who have covered songs in this style, such as "It's In Her Kiss" by The Hollies and a mash-up of two Franchise/ScoobyDoo show theme tunes.



%% * There was a barbershop quartet in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.

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%% * There was a barbershop quartet in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''.''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' that alternate between this and non-diegetic musical accompaniment.
28th Apr '17 4:01:26 PM slvstrChung
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* ''Series/TheSingOff'' is a talent show on NBC specifically for a cappella groups.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': In "The One with All the Jealousy", Monica dates a co-worker named Julio who is a foreigner and a pretentious poet. In one of his poems, he refers to her as an "empty vase", then later claims it was a reference to all American women, not just her. Monica gets her revenge by sending an A cappella barbershop quartet to the diner to ridicule him (and call him a buttmunch) while he's hitting on another woman. Well played.

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* ''Series/TheSingOff'' is a talent show on NBC specifically for a cappella groups.
groups, mixing in groups from the thriving collegiate scene with post-collegiate, typically smaller, ensembles.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': In "The One with All the Jealousy", Monica dates a co-worker named Julio who is a foreigner and a pretentious poet. In one of his poems, he refers to her as an "empty vase", then later claims it was a reference to all American women, not just her. Monica gets her revenge by sending an A cappella a barbershop quartet to the diner to ridicule him (and call him a buttmunch) while he's hitting on another woman. Well played.



* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Blaine's group the Dalton Academy Warblers is an all-male ''a capella'' group (played by the RealLife Tufts University Beelzebubs).

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* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Blaine's group the Dalton Academy Warblers is an all-male ''a capella'' group (played by the RealLife Tufts University Beelzebubs).Beelzebubs, in their second TV appearance after competing on ''The Sing-Off'').



* The [[{{Portmanteau}} Rockapella]] from ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego''. They sing a cappella, while rocking out.

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* The [[{{Portmanteau}} Rockapella]] Rockapella from ''Series/WhereInTheWorldIsCarmenSandiego''. They sing a cappella, while rocking out. They are still touring today, though all four founding members have moved on to other projects.



* Creator/ToddRundgren has an entire album of ''a cappella'' music entitled, appropriately, "''A Cappella''". While several songs use vocal samples to create drum and keyboard tracks, the only sounds on the album are Todds voice.

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* Creator/ToddRundgren has an entire album of ''a cappella'' music entitled, appropriately, "''A Cappella''". While several songs use vocal samples to create drum and keyboard tracks, the only sounds on the album are Todds Todd's voice.



* ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Transit_(musical) In Transit]]'', which ran on Broadway from 2016 to 2017, marketed itself as a totally ''a cappella'' musical, starring 10 singers and a vocal percussionist. (Various other superlatives, such as "first ever", were both added and subtracted as the show evolved from its 2010 off-Broadway roots.)



** An a capella rendition of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" opens the game.
* The second piece of sung music you hear in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' is a [[UsefulNotes/BarbershopMusic barbershop]] arrangement of Music/TheBeachBoys' "God Only Knows," written and performed by the real-life quartet [[http://www.amightywindquartet.com A Mighty Wind]].

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** An a capella A vocal rendition of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" opens the game.
* ** The second piece of sung music you hear in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' is a [[UsefulNotes/BarbershopMusic barbershop]] arrangement of Music/TheBeachBoys' "God Only Knows," written and performed by the real-life quartet [[http://www.amightywindquartet.com A Mighty Wind]]. Wind]] (dba The Bee Sharps).
7th Mar '17 10:51:31 AM Twentington
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* And another rare example: Ricochet recorded an a cappella rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" for a 1996 UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} promotional album, and sent it to radio due to fan demand. Later on, they sent an a cappella version of "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" as a Christmas single.

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* And another rare example: CountryMusic band Ricochet (best known for their 1996 hit "Daddy's Money") recorded an a cappella rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" for a 1996 UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} promotional album, and sent it to radio due to fan demand. Later on, they sent an a cappella version of "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" as a Christmas single.



* As mentioned previously, the [[TropeNamer Trope Namer]] comes from the ancient practice of singing church music without any instruments. Today, the Eastern Orthodox Churches[[note]] The Oriental Orthodox Churches-- churches that split with the Eastern Orthodox Churches after a dispute over the specifics of Christ's divine nature-- avert this trope. They usually include drums or tambourines, depending on the local customs.[[/note]], the Churches of Christ, conservative Mennonite churches, some Presbyterian congregations, and a few Baptist churches do not use musical instruments in worship.

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* As mentioned previously, the The [[TropeNamer Trope Namer]] comes from the ancient practice of singing church music without any instruments. Today, the Eastern Orthodox Churches[[note]] The Oriental Orthodox Churches-- churches that split with the Eastern Orthodox Churches after a dispute over the specifics of Christ's divine nature-- avert this trope. They usually include drums or tambourines, depending on the local customs.[[/note]], the Churches of Christ, conservative Mennonite churches, some Presbyterian congregations, and a few Baptist churches do not use musical instruments in worship.
22nd Feb '17 8:07:26 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Theatre/PeerGynt'', the Morning Hymn in Act V is supposed to be sung ''a cappella'', though some editions of the score include an accompaniment for rehearsal purposes only.
21st Feb '17 8:11:08 PM gewunomox
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* The second piece of sung music you hear in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' is a [[UsefulNotes/BarbershopMusic barbershop]] arrangement of Creator/TheBeachBoys[='=] "God Only Knows," written and performed by the real-life quartet [[http://www.amightywindquartet.com A Mighty Wind]].

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* The second piece of sung music you hear in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' is a [[UsefulNotes/BarbershopMusic barbershop]] arrangement of Creator/TheBeachBoys[='=] Music/TheBeachBoys' "God Only Knows," written and performed by the real-life quartet [[http://www.amightywindquartet.com A Mighty Wind]].
11th Feb '17 2:37:40 PM staticat09
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* The second piece of sung music you hear in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' is a [[UsefulNotes/BarbershopMusic barbershop]] arrangement of Creator/TheBeachBoys[='=] "God Only Knows," written and performed by the real-life quartet [[http://www.amightywindquartet.com A Mighty Wind]].

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* ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite:
** An a capella rendition of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" opens the game.
* The second piece of sung music you hear in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' is a [[UsefulNotes/BarbershopMusic barbershop]] arrangement of Creator/TheBeachBoys[='=] "God Only Knows," written and performed by the real-life quartet [[http://www.amightywindquartet.com A Mighty Wind]].
11th Feb '17 2:14:12 PM staticat09
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* "Tom's Diner" is an a cappella pop song written in 1981 by American singer-songwriter Music/SuzanneVega. It's about impressions and feelings of a woman in a city during one morning. She did later also an instrumental version of the song.

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* "Tom's Diner" is an a cappella pop song written in 1981 by American singer-songwriter Music/SuzanneVega. It's about impressions and feelings of a woman in a city during one morning. She did later also an instrumental version of the song. The song was actually used to develop the MP3 sound compression process, and is technically the first MP3.
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* As mentioned previously, the [[TropeNamer Trope Namer]] comes from the ancient practice of singing church music without any instruments. Today, the Eastern Orthodox Churches[[note]] The Oriental Orthodox Churches-- churches that split with the Eastern Orthodox Churches after a dispute over the specifics of Christ's divine nature-- avert this trope. They usually include drums or tambourines, depending on the local customs.[[/note]], the Churches of Christ, conservative Mennonite churches, some Presbyterian congregations, and a few Baptist churches do not use musical instruments in worship.
* In Islam, whether or not music is haram (forbidden) remains debatable. Officially, it is neither discouraged nor condoned, but a capella music is generally looked upon more highly than instrumental music.
31st Jan '17 1:28:11 PM slvstrChung
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* In ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'' (both the stage play and the film) Professor Harold Hill teaches the four squabbling members of the school board to sing Barbershop. All of their performances from then on are ''a capella''. All the other songs, performed by anyone else, have orchestral accompaniment (except for "Rock Island," which isn't really sung anyway). In both the original production and the film, the School Board was played by the 1950 International Quartet Champions of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA).

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* In ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'' (both the stage play and the film) Professor Harold Hill teaches the four squabbling members of the school board to sing Barbershop. All of their performances from then on are ''a capella''.cappella''. All the other songs, performed by anyone else, have orchestral accompaniment (except for "Rock Island," which isn't really sung anyway). In both the original production and the film, the School Board was played by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_Bills_(quartet) Buffalo Bills]], the 1950 International Quartet Champions of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA).



* There was a quartet performance in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite, performed by the real life quartet Music/AMightyWind.

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* There was a quartet performance The second piece of sung music you hear in ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite, ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'' is a [[UsefulNotes/BarbershopMusic barbershop]] arrangement of Creator/TheBeachBoys[='=] "God Only Knows," written and performed by the real life real-life quartet Music/AMightyWind.[[http://www.amightywindquartet.com A Mighty Wind]].
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