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post Aug 19 2007, 03:51 PM
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I have a problem with singing harmony well actually I can't sing them. I guess I can't hear them is my problem. Is there help? When I want to sing a harmony I tend to go up to the next octive. blink.gif
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post Aug 19 2007, 08:29 PM
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I have a problem with singing harmony well actually I can't sing them. I guess I can't hear them is my problem. Is there help? When I want to sing a harmony I tend to go up to the next octive. blink.gif


Singing harmonies can be tough - you need a good ear for pitching and relative intervals in the first place, good control of your pitch, and when performing good monitoring so you can hear what the other singer is doing. And above all, a lot of practice so you are familiar with what you are singing, both on your own, with just the other singer tas well as with the band in the context of the song.

Put those all together into a practice regimen and it should help smile.gif


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post Aug 22 2007, 10:20 PM
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Well... singing harmony is not so easy... you have to know scales..and you have to know what is third and fifth note in triads...
Actually i've been thinking in a lesson which can explain it.. couse it is very interesting to know...


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post Aug 22 2007, 10:51 PM
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Well... singing harmony is not so easy... you have to know scales..and you have to know what is third and fifth note in triads...
Actually i've been thinking in a lesson which can explain it.. couse it is very interesting to know...


Sounds like an excellent lesson topic Luciana. After all one of the most common singing jobs for backing guitarists is to sing some kind of harmony! smile.gif


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post Aug 23 2007, 12:58 AM
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Thanks for your replys.

I actually think I understand the basic concept of the 3rd and 5th.

Example if I singing say over D then to sing a hamony i would sing F# which is the 3rd or A which is the 5th.

I guess my problem is hearing the notes so I can sing them and having a lesson on this would be fantastic.

Is there any ear training exercises for this?
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post Aug 23 2007, 11:22 PM
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QUOTE (zoom @ Aug 23 2007, 12:58 AM) *
Thanks for your replys.

I actually think I understand the basic concept of the 3rd and 5th.

Example if I singing say over D then to sing a hamony i would sing F# which is the 3rd or A which is the 5th.

I guess my problem is hearing the notes so I can sing them and having a lesson on this would be fantastic.

Is there any ear training exercises for this?



Of course! There's a lot of exercises for ear training!...

and there's programs for your pc too, like "ear master" for training you ear. This works without you voice, you have to recognize intervals or scales for examples. this helps a lot when you have to reproduce the sound with your voice. If you have that pitch in your head it is easyer...

And Kris is right!.. this is an excellent lesson topic biggrin.gif


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