how to sing VOCAL HARMONY
Hey, Saher Galt here with a singinglesson tutorial for you and in this one we're going to talkabout singing vocal harmony. We're going to do a few beginningexercises to get you into it and by the end you'll be singing a full harmony part. Here we go. An introduction to singing harmony So, if you're not already familiar, vocalharmony is where multiple singers will sing different melodies at the same timeand when it's done right it can sound
otherworldly. In learning to do it one ofthe first things we have to overcome is the tendency to unconsciously match whatthe other singers are doing rather than sing our own part. The trick is really just getting thebrain used to hearing one thing while you're singing another. That's what we'regoing to practice now. First let's get a melodic interval inyour ear a two note melody. We're going to sing this: AH, AH I'm going to play it a few times with youon the keyboard.
Make sure you sustain each note. Sing the lower note: Now the upper note: Again lower: And upper: Now that you've got the melody downyou're going to sing the same thing one more time. On the first note I'm going tomatch you and on the second note we're going toharmonize. Again sing exactly what you've been singing.
Here we go: AH Now hopefully you're able to stay oncourse and sing the same melody that you had been singing, even though ourmelodies diverged. I stayed on the same note you jumped up to the upper note. If yousucceeded then you just harmonized. The next step is to be able to find yourharmony notes not by repetition but by ear. How this isgoing to work is I'm going to play the lower note while its ringing I want you to try and imagine the uppernote. Once you've got it firmly in your mind
sing it the second time I play the lowernote and that should sound like this: OK, got the ideaé Here is the lowernote: Now imagine that upper note. I'm going toplay it again and you sing the upper note. Did you get ité You ought to have beensinging this upper note: Let's try that one more time somewhereelse. We're going to do the same interval, thesame distance, but from a different starting note. This one:
Now try to conjure that same two notemelody we've been singing but simply starting from this new place. Now imagine that upper note and sing it. Hopefully you were singing this. Now to be really good at singing harmony you're going to want to know more than just this one interval. You'll want to practice hearing andsinging them all. It also has the nice side benefit of helping you sing in tunebetter. For more on that check out my singing lessons.
THE TRUTH ABOUT VOCAL TRAINING by Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Hi. My name is Ken Tamplin, and welcome to Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy. My slogan is, â€œIf you like the way I sing, I'll show you how I do it.â€� The PROOF is in the Singing.Why do I say thaté I say that to say this: I started out as a singer, just like you. I didn't start out to learn how to teach the voice to a bunch of people and tell other people how to sing. I started out because I wanted to be, maybe the greatest Rock Singer in the world, or at least the greatest singer that I COULD be.
So I began studying the voice diligently around the age of nineteen. I studied it for well over twenty years, and have had the opportunity to study under some of the greatest vocal teachers this world has to offer. Folks like Ron Anderson, who you might know as the premier vocal coach for American Idol, and the TV show â€œRock Starâ€�. He also has worked with Chris Cornell, Kelly Clarkston, Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson, he goes on tour with Alicia Keys, the Chili Peppers, Josh Stone, and so forthâ€¦
I also studied under David Kyle, or the late quot;Maestro Kylequot;, and I went to Rome for a few years to study there, as well. So, with that said, I want to talk to you a little bit about the voice, and what I feel KTVA represents, as opposed to what I feel there's a lot of other methods out there that misrepresent the truth about singing. And I just have to say it for what it is. In fact there's some courses out there that will even tell you they'll put an octave on your voice in just a few weeks, and they'll even â€œguaranteeâ€� it.
Folksâ€¦ I've just got to tell you. That's just not the truth. They're just looking for your money. They're looking to line their pockets with your hardearned dollars. I know, because many years back there were a lot of coaches out there that would â€œmeteroutâ€� information very slowly. In fact, most coaches do that, because they want to get you to keep coming back over and over again and they just want to fill their bank account with your hardearned cash. I designed KTVA to streamline
all of my life's experiences, not just learning how to sing in some climatecontrolled vocal booth room, but the years of live stage experience, different types of singing environments, competitions, recording, You know, and, and, andâ€¦ And I've streamlined that into the components, the hard core components of what it takes to become an excellent singer. Now you could stay in the beginners, or starters, or intermediate courses and enjoy that, and maybe you're a karaoke guy and you just want a weekend kind of thing,
or you can take it all the way to the Masters Class, which is Stage Three, which will give you the tools beabsolute monster singer. Now I want to talk to you about this quot;timeframequot; within which this happens. And here I've just slammed all these people. On my website I'm not posting a zillion famous people that I've taught. You know, my cousin is Sammy Hagar. I've worked with some of the biggest Rock Bands in the world. I've worked with some of the biggest music producers in all of Rock and Roll History. I have thirty albums out. I've got three Dove Awards, which are like Gospel Grammysâ€¦ Fourteen