Polaroid, written by Imagine Dragons, is the final addition to my Portfolio of A Cappella Arrangements. While I am proud of all my arrangements, I have to say that this one takes the cake for me. My aims for Polaroid were to;

  1. Work with more male vocalists since I have arranged mostly for women in my others
  2. Work with more vocalists rather than my usual 5
  3. Create the arrangement through the use of counter melodies rather than chordal structures

I feel like I have achieved my goals for this arrangement, and more!

For 6 months I had this arrangement in my head before I heard it come to fruition in the recording studio, but I never dreamed it would sound like this. Please enjoy my A Cappella version of Polaroid!

Studio Recording

Full Score

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I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues

Written by Sir Elton John, Davey Johnstone and Bernie Taupin, ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues’ has long been a favourite song of mine. This was the third piece I arranged for an A Cappella group, and my main goal for the arrangement was to create more lyrical involvement for all the […]

The Way You Look Tonight

The jazz standard written by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern was only the second song I arranged for my Portfolio of A Cappella Arrangements, and given the harmonic structure of this piece, I must’ve been mad to tackle this so soon! I think I’ve done a decent job with the arrangement though and I’m proud […]

The Skyeboat Song

Who would’ve thought that such a big project as creating a Portfolio of A Cappella Arrangements would have stemmed from an idea beginning with the creation of this arrangement?! It was a no brainer for me that I would arrange this folk song, with Bear McCreary’s version capturing me from the moment I heard it. […]

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