acapella vs a capella vs a cappella :

acapella or a capella or a cappella

In referring to singing unaccompanied by instruments, the traditional spelling is the Italian one, a cappella: two words, two Ps, two Ls. The Latin spelling a capella is learned; but in the realm of musical terminology, we usually stick with Italian. The one-word spelling “acapella” is widely used by Americans, including by some performing groups; but this is generally regarded by musical experts as an error.

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  • s  sung without instrumental accompaniment
  • r  without musical accompaniment
News & Articles

  • Watch Karmin's 'Acapella' Lyric Video
    Karmin declare their independence in "Acapella." We haven't heard much from pop duo Karmin since their "Sleigh Ride" Christmas video. But not only is the adorable IRL couple slated to head out on tour with the Jonas Brothers this summer, but the not-so-"Brokenhearted" pair is back with a brand-new single and lyric video, titled "Acapella." [...]
    June 10, 2013 - MTV
  • Karmin Sings 'Acapella' on New Single: Listen
    YouTube darlings-turned-Top 20 auteurs Karmin have returned with a new single, "Acapella," that will preview the duo's forthcoming album on Epic...
    June 10, 2013 - Billboard
  • Karmin Premieres New Song 'Acapella' - Listen Now!
    Check out Karmin‘s brand new song “Acapella”! The pop duo of Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan premiered the track on Z100 on Monday morning (June 10) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Karmin “We’re on our way to @Z100NewYork to premiere our new single #Acapella on @ElvisDuranShow, in 5 minutes!! [...]
    June 10, 2013 - Just Jared Jr.

  • Afternoon Palate Cleanser: 'Get Lucky' Through the Ages
    We know, we know... We just posted a "Get Lucky" cover (a pretty terrific a capella one) yesterday, but in case you hadn't noticed, the Internet, the radio, and Internet radio are all about Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," and will be for the foreseeable future. Now, please appreciate this awesome trip through the 20th century via different, period-appropriate versions of the song, beginning with the ...
    June 11, 2013 - SFist
  • Boyce Avenue And Fifth Harmony Cover Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man' (VIDEO)
    How It's Different: In their latest cover, Boyce Avenue and Fifth Harmony have taken on Bruno Mars' piano-based breakup ballad, singing it mostly a capella with a little help from Boyce's electric guitar.
    June 11, 2013 - The Huffington Post
  • Afternoon Palate Cleanser: 'Get Neefy'
    Earlier we brought you the acoustic version of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" by Atlas Genius , but 24-year-old Oliver has done them one better, doing this Petra Haden -style, one-man a capella "mouthstep" version, complete with vocalized instrumentation. It's pretty rad. [ more › ]
    June 10, 2013 - SFist

  • PHS PERSPECTIVE: A cappella auditions to take place next week
    Princeton High School boasts an array of four student-run a cappella groups. They are Around Eight, the only co-ed group, two all-female groups The Cat’s Meow and Cloud Nine, and one all-male group, The Testostertones.
    June 13, 2013 - The Princeton Packet
  • Watch: Kanye Performs "New Slaves" A Cappella, Confirms "On Site" Features Daft Punk
    Kanye West held another listening session tonight, this time in Switzerland. As Consequence of Sound points out, he performed an a cappella rendition of "New Slaves". He also played a version of "On Site", which he confirmed Daft Punk worked on. The video starts with him saying, "I feel almost like Steve Jobs giving one of those addresses." After the NYT profile , that's at least two Steve Jobs ...
    June 13, 2013 - Pitchfork
  • The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida Offering “Stars and Stripes Package ...
    The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Northeast Florida is offering a "Stars and Stripes Package" for July 5th weekend festivities, which includes a concert by renowned a cappella group VoicePlay, a grand buffet dinner, preferred outdoor seating to see the fireworks, and AAA Four-Diamond accommodations. Tickets to the buffet and concert also are available.; (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the ...
    June 13, 2013 - PRWeb