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    DescriptionA musical tale of collegiate a cappella filled of high notes, high drama, and high jinks is now a major motion picture. Get ready to be pitch slapped. The roots of unaccompanied vocal music stretch all the way back to Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages, and collegiate a cappella is over a century old. But what was once largely an Ivy League phenomenon has, in the past twenty years, exploded. And it's not what you think. Though the blue blazers and khakis may remain, a cappella groups at colleges across the country have become downright funky. In "Pitch Perfect," journalist Mickey Rapkin follows a season in a cappella through all its twists and turns, covering the breathtaking displays of vocal talent, the groupies (yes, there are a cappella groupies), the rock-star partying, and all the bitter rivalries. Rapkin brings you into the world of collegiate a cappella characters--from movie-star looks and celebrity-size egos to a troubled new singer with the megawatt voice. Including encounters with a cappella alums like John Legend and Diane Sawyer and fans from Prince to presidents, Rapkin shows that a cappella isn't for the faint of heart--or lungs. Sure to strikea chord with fans of "Glee" and "The Sing-Off," this raucous story of a cappella rock stars shows that sometimes, to get that perfect harmony, you have to embrace a little discord.

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    Pitch Perfect
    The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mickey Rapkin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 271
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9781592408214
    ISBN 10: 1592408214

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: AVS
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 540
    BISAC V2.8: MUS042000
    Libri: ENGM1075
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25970
    Libri: ENGM4300, ERIN2054, MUSI1613
    B&T Approval Code: A08508000, H37700000
    BISAC V2.8: EDU015000
    BIC subject category V2: AVGC8
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    BISAC V2.8: MUS051000
    DC21: 782.506073
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    DC22: 782.506073, 782.5/06073
    LC classification: ML25 .R36 2012
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    Publication date
    02 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Mickey Rapkin is a regular columnist at Elle and his work has appeared in GQ, The New York Times, TimeOut New York, The New York Post, and Entertainment Weekly. He lives in Manhattan.