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If you sing in a vocal ensemble, then this post is for you!

Vocal ensembles come in many different forms and can be named various things.

Here are some examples of what they are called: chorus, quartet, sextet, octet.

Once you know what to call your vocal ensemble, it’s important that you also understand how a full-bodied accompaniment will make the piece sound more complete.

Choosing the right type of instrument for each part is essential.


string instruments can provide an elegant backdrop while drums add rhythmic and percussive elements.

A skilled conductor or arranger can take these different parts and orchestrate them seamlessly.

This post was written by Sophia Bechara on behalf of Vocalocity Music Academy.

She hopes this information proves helpful! For further reading on different types of ensembles, check out her other blog posts here.

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