How To Sing Harmony Vocal Tips For Singing Harmonies
Hi. Aaron here from HowtoSing and I'mhere to talk to you about how to sing harmony. Let me first just say singing harmony couldactually be a career. There are some people that just have they have a thinner, tonerquality to their voice or maybe they have not a real unique voice. It's more of a genericvoice and I don't even mean that in a negative sense. Singing harmony could actually be a great,viable career. If you want to learn how to sing and you want to be in a business butdon't necessarily have the voice for a lead singer or you're building your voice towardthat, learning to sing and sing harmony could
actually be a great stepping stone towardthat or just as a great career, so just to throw that out. So let me talk a little bit about what harmonyis. Harmony notes are the notes in a chord that is playing because there's always a chordplaying. You have a piano chord or a guitar chord or maybe it's on a synth or it couldbe any number of things but in the chord, let me just say a chord is basically it'sbased on what's called the triad and I'm not going to get in too much theory here. I justwant to give you kind of an idea. A triad is called a triad because it's three notes.Tri meaning three, three notes.
You know, do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do.You've heard that, righté So a triad is a chord that's based on the do, mi and so. Sodo, re, mi, fa, so. That triad is basically what a chord is made up of. OKé So let's go back to what I said before. Harmonyis all the notes in a chord that are not in the melody. So you've got your melody linesings over the regular chord. So any note that is in that chord as well that's not themelody, it can potentially be a harmony note. OK. That might be a little bit confusing butfor you kind of people that think more like that, think more techy or systematically,anyway that could really help you if you play
an instrument. The way I kind of learn harmony wasn't reallywith all that. I think that's great if that's how you learn but the way I learned how todo harmony is more of an intuitive method. It's basically just listening to harmonies,listening to songs of people doing harmonies and first of all, just kind of singing alongwith the harmonies, listening to and kind of singing along with the harmonies. And then the more I did that, I kind of gota feel for what the harmonies were and then I would just try and on a song that didn'thave harmonies, try and throw some harmonies
in there and the more I try it, the more Ikind of figured out where to put the harmonies and how it works. So the more intuitive methodand that may be more for you. Anyway, that's it for now. I hope that's helpfulto you. Like I said, I'm Aaron from HowtoSing . I've got the link below. Come check me outthere. I've got a ton of tips and tricks and tutorials and articles and lots of informationthat would really help you along your journey as a singer. I just put up a tutorial, a free tutorial I willgive you just for stopping by; how to sing high notes but how to sing higher notes moreeasily and with less strain in your voice
without the tension. Because that really isthe trouble, righté OK. That's it. Again, I hope this is helpful. the link below or come visit me at HowtoSing and I will see you there.
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.