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Pitch Perfect: The Novel

The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory

By Mickey Rapkin

The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory. Composed by Mickey Rapkin. Fiction Book. Movie. Published by Alfred Music (AP.74-1592408214).

Item Number: AP.74-1592408214

ISBN 1592408214.

Please note: This item is a novelization of the movie and does not include any sheet music.

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.
A cappella.

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  • 2013-02-13 00:00:00.0 Misleading description

    This is NOT SHEET MUSIC. It is the non-fiction book the film is based on. DO NOT BUY THIS if you're expecting sheet music. There are no vocal arrangements in this. It's still a great book! But there is no musical notation.

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