Nothing can be more impressive than hearing soaring voices in perfect harmony. Just watch episodes of "Glee" and you will have a very good image.
Unfortunately, many have the mistaken belief that singing in harmony is much easier than singing solo. There is also another misconception that singing harmony in a group will allow you to hide any out of tune notes or mistakes you make because others will drown out your voice.
Actually singing in harmony is not as easy as it sounds. Even "Glee" kids have to rehearse for hours to get that perfect mix.
This is because everyone must know their parts perfectly and be able to sing with precision. If you sing even out of tune, it creates dissonance and ruins the harmony. If you want to learn to sing harmony, there are some tips you should always keep in mind.
These tips will not only help you blend in well with your group mates, but also allow you to develop techniques that will help you when going solo. Let's see some of these tips .
Tip # 1: master the song. In order to be able to sing harmony, you need to master the song. When we say this, we don't just mean that you will master the parts that you will sing. Rather, you have to learn every part of the song, be it for tenor, bass, baritone, soprano, etc.
The reason is that you need to know the melodies of each part in order to sing the accompaniment chords in perfect pitch and rhythm. If you are only learning your part, you cannot fully grasp the technical aspects of the song to give it the beautiful harmony it deserves.
Tip # 2: Sing along with a musical instrument. Outside of the group, you should learn to sing harmony while playing a musical instrument, preferably a piano.
This will help you listen to the notes you sing. Play the main melody on the piano. Listen to it and hum the accompanying melody in your head.
Then play the accompanying melody on the piano and sing it. On the third try, play the main melody again, but this time you will sing the accompaniment. You can best determine your progress by recording your voice while you play the piano.
Tip # 3: train your ears .One of the keys to being able to sing harmony is to train your ears so that you can easily identify the parts of resonance and dissonance both in the piece of music and when you and your band mates are singing.
Although some songs contain dissonant sounds, as a beginner you should avoid singing these songs first until you can easily identify a dissonant note.
To train your ears for resonance and dissonance, again, record your voice as you sing and play the song on the piano. She will observe that she will not play the correct notes as she originally thought, because her ears "hear" her voice differently when she sings and when she is on a tape recorder.
Another good exercise is to listen to your groupmates as they sing. Check for dissonant notes and let them know about it. Learn more helpful tips on how to sing in harmony today!
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