How to Use More Harmony Songing by Ear
Lean On Me isolated vocal parts: lead voice, lower harmony, upper harmony
Teaching Sample 1: Lean on Me Verse 1 Upper Harmony
Teaching Sample 2: Singing an octave above or below a part
Baby, Baby All the Time Sample
Drive My Car (The Beatles vocal arrangement)
Gone, Gone, Gone (Alison Krauss & Robert Plant 2-part vocal arrangement)
It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Lean On Me
Teach Your Children (Crosby, Stills & Nash vocal arrangement)
More Harmony Singing by Ear
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After the release of Harmony Singing by Ear, I received loads of emails from singers who told me it was the most effective method they had found for learning how to harmonize. Many of these singers asked for more harmony songs to study, so I recorded this follow-up, More Harmony Singing by Ear. It uses the same format as Harmony Singing by Ear, but it moves a little faster and the later songs are a bit harder. It’s a great next step for singers who have worked with Harmony Singing by Ear, and it’s also good for singers who know a bit of music theory or can sing simple parallel harmonies. This time I included longer versions of the songs, new arrangements, and just for fun I included the original harmony arrangements for three songs I love.
More Harmony Singing by Ear includes:
* Three CDs, with nearly four hours of harmony singing lessons and fully produced music tracks.
* Music tracks with and without guide vocals. The music-only tracks can be used for rehearsals and performances.
* Seven pop, rock, and jazz songs; six songs arranged for 3 part harmony, one for 2 part harmony.
More Harmony Singing by Ear begins with a review of harmonizing basics while I teach you how to find the harmonies for "Lean On Me". These same harmonies are sung on the music track. On the music tracks the melody and harmony are mixed to different speakers—singers can listen to one speaker and just hear their part, listen to both speakers and hear both parts, or listen to the other speaker to practice with the other part. This method allows you to hear more or less of a part as needed. You can also use headphones or earbuds and pull one headphone away for the same effect.
"Lean on Me" is followed by six more harmony songs that gradually increase in difficulty. All of these are 3-part harmony songs with the exception of "Gone Gone Gone", which is a 2-part version as sung by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. The pace of the "Lean on Me" instructional narration is similar to the pace of Harmony Singing by Ear. After "Lean on Me" the instructional segments move at a slightly faster pace. At the end of each song's instructional section I play a slower piano/vocal version of the song with which you can practice your harmony before singing with the music tracks.
Also included: "Harmonizing Other Songs", a track that explains how to successfully harmonize songs that aren't on these CDs.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Advanced Intermediate.
The early songs are the same level of difficulty as the songs on Harmony Singing by Ear, then increase in difficulty past the level of Harmony Singing by Ear. Parallel harmonies, call-response harmonies, block chord harmonies, seconds harmonies, jazz and blues harmonies, and counterpoint harmonies are all discussed and sung. I recommend that singers first work with Harmony Singing by Ear, since the explanation there of chord, scale and harmonizing theory is more detailed. But if you already know a small bit of theory, or can sing simple parallel harmonies, you’ll do fine with More Harmony Singing by Ear.
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- Lean On Me
- Proud Mary
- It Doesn't Matter Anymore
- Teach Your Children (Crosby, Stills & Nash vocal arrangement)
- Gone, Gone, Gone (Alison Krauss & Robert Plant 2-part vocal arrangement)
- Baby, Baby All the Time
- Drive My Car (The Beatles vocal arrangement)
Upper voice: G# below middle C to C above middle C—alto/soprano range
Middle voice: E below middle C to G# above middle C—baritone/tenor/alto range
Lower voice: D below middle C to F above middle C—baritone/tenor/low alto range
All parts can be sung an octave above or below the harmonies on the CD to allow lower and higher singers to join in. How to do this is explained during the instruction.
Click here for more details on the differences between Harmony Singing by Ear and More Harmony Singing by Ear (scroll down a bit).
Click here for more details on the song arrangements on More Harmony Singing by Ear.