You have two vocalists and the first vocalist sings a verse and as he begins the second verse, your second vocalist begins to sing the first verse. The two verses are then sung together.


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In a round, one singer (or group of singers) begin singing, and when they reach a certain point in the song, another singer (or group) enters. There can be three, four, or even more separate singers entering at various times.

A canon is a more general type of imitative piece. In a canon, parts enter one after the other, but what they sing, while similar, may not be identical. In a round, the parts of exactly identical.

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