The Four Barbershop Parts
Barbershop is sung in 4 part harmony a capella (without accompanyment). Barbershop harmony has a different balance of voices than traditional Harmony.
So what are the four Barbershop voice parts?
Tenor: The highest, lightest voices that give the sweetness to the harmony.
Lead: The melody line. Leads do not sing as high as tenors but can still reach some of those top notes.
Bass: Low voices that provide the foundation for the harmony.
Baritone: Vocal range between lead and bass. Baritones provide the fill-in notes that round off the harmony.