Totally Harmony Plus

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TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

Welcome To Totally Harmony Plus

For those that to love listen and/or sing harmony with yourself or others.

!!THIS IS NOT A CONTEST!!.

This thread is for those that love listen and sing harmony, to learn from each other and ask questions or leave comments on how to get the most out of your recordings

Please feel free to post songs that you have either sang harmony with yourself or others.

So what Is Harmony?
Music consists of three main elements—melody, rhythm, and harmony. While the first two are typically accountable for making a piece of music memorable—think of the opening motif of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, or Timbaland’s synth lick on the Jay-Z song “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”—it’s the third element, harmony, that can elevate a piece from common and predictable to challenging and sophisticated.

Harmony is the composite product when individual musical voices group together to form a cohesive whole. Think of an orchestra: the flute player may be playing one note, the violinist plays a different note, and the trombonist plays yet a different note. But when their individual parts are heard together, harmony is created.

When listen to a song or someone singing if you are only hearing the harmony part alone many times you will think it sounds off or to be blunt just sounds bad. But if heard together with the lead parts it can be outstanding. I know people that only sing harmony and when alone it sounds like there is something missing, It's the same with instruments.

Like when our kids are in band and at home learning their part. I know for me I would think"oh no, he/she is never going to get it" but when they play at school with all the rest of the kids your are filled with pride as you hear the finished product with all the kids doing their part.

It is the same when singing harmony the end product can make the listener feel every note. Harmony is not as easy as we think it is and not for everyone but anyone can do it with a little practice. It's not the same as singing in unison for sure but once we understand what it is it can be so much fun to do.

When recording on SingSnap there are a few things that can make or break a recording when it comes to doing harmonies. The 2 main things are the timing and volume of the recording we are laying down over the original recording.

These are also the same issues many of us face when recording on SingSnap or any other site like this one be it a lead vocal or harmony part. If you have a question about how this works please feel free to ask. We are not here to judge anyone only to help you be happier with your recordings.

ErelaLEVEL 68

Reply by ErelaGOLD +4

Time for water therapy..... Sing for me cuz you know... I will be back to listen!.....<3

oh I so hope it's okay to have joined this infinite duet with all of you! this was so much fun...

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c0a3f418b

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

I Can See Clearly Now

Lead, TheBrin (Kevin)I Can See Clearly Now (Lead)

Harmony parts
1. Time_Passages (Tim/Scott) I Can See Clearly Now (harmony 1)

2. Tinypumpkin I Can See Clearly Now (harmony 2)

3. Jami I Can See Clearly Now (harmony 3)

4.Erela I Can See Clearly Now (harmony 4)

5. ?

????

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Edited reply by TheBrimGOLD

Who's up for a little fun?

This is a really fun song to do harmony on. I layed down the lead part and did 1 harmony part already and would love to build it from there.

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/baa22becf

If you would like to join in on it here's what we'll do.
First, post that you want in, and I'll add you to the list below. Once you have recorded you part either post it back on this thread or send me a link in PM and we can review for timing and blending (Mix) before adding to it.
Remember, When doing overlays the key to making a good recording is getting the mix right before adding to it. If it's not right once you have recorded over it there is nothing that can be done about it.

Once done and posted the next one in line can lay down there part and so on.

So whos next?
1. -SamJones -The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

2. Heart_full_of_Music -The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

2. Erela-The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
3.
???

Lets have some fun with this or if there is a song any of you would like to do like this pitch it out here, I'm sure we all would love to jump in on them.

Lets make some sweet HARMONY

ErelaLEVEL 68

Reply by ErelaGOLD +4

Time for water therapy..... Sing for me cuz you know... I will be back to listen!.....<3

Morning Kevin ......

I think this one would be awesome with harmonies!!!

Erela
"Then you can tell me Goodbye"
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c071e7de3

what do you think?
enjoy your coffee!

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

Morning Kevin ......

I think this one would be awesome with harmonies!!!

Erela
"Then you can tell me Goodbye"
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c071e7de3

what do you think?
enjoy your coffee!Erela

Well Good morning, let's go check it out

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Edited reply by TheBrimGOLD

Good morning everyone, time to get a new one going so whos in?

This is what I'm thinking

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

just post "I'm in" and lets build it.

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Edited reply by TheBrimGOLD

OK so here is the first layer, who's next? LOT"S OF ROOM FOR Y'ALL

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c77aa1f8b

Here is what I would like see/hear.
Each of us sing a line or two and all sing on the course and the last line. We also need some to sing on the repeats of "comfort and joy"

1. TheBrim
2.??
3.??

Try and make sure your voice stays level throughout so that we don't lose it in the mix. Once you have your track done Please send me a link in a PM so that we can check the mix for blending before posting here for the next one in line.

God bless

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

Come on who's next? LOT"S OF ROOM FOR Y'ALL

Here is what I would like see/hear.
Each of us sing a line or two and all sing on the course and the last line. We also need some to sing on the repeats of "comfort and joy"

1. TheBrim
2. ANN777 w/ Brim echo and harmony God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
3.??

Try and make sure your voice stays level throughout so that we don't lose it in the mix. Once you have your track done Please send me a link in a PM so that we can check the mix for blending before posting here for the next one in line.

God bless

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Edited reply by TheBrimGOLD

Come on who's next? LOT"S OF ROOM FOR Y'ALL

Here is what I would like see/hear.
Each of us sing a line or two and all sing on the course and the last line. We also need some to sing on the repeats of "comfort and joy"

TheBrim (Kevin), ANN777 (Ann), Brim echo and harmony, LivinginPA (Tom)

Grab this link and join in
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Try and make sure your voice stays level throughout so that we don't lose it in the mix. Once you have your track done Please send me a link in a PM so that we can check the mix for blending before posting here for the next one in line.

God bless

Be_H0nestLEVEL 13

Reply by Be_H0nest

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Edited reply by TheBrimGOLD

Infinity Duet

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Come on who's next? LOT"S OF ROOM FOR Y'ALL

Here is what I would like see/hear.
Each of us sing a line or two and all sing on the course and the last line. We also need some to sing on the repeats of "comfort and joy"

Infinity Duet
Kevin (TheBrim)
Ann (Ann777)
Tom (LivingInPa)
CJ (BABYBLUE69)

Grab this link and join in
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Try and make sure your voice stays level throughout so that we don't lose it in the mix. Once you have your track done Please send me a link in a PM so that we can check the mix for blending before posting here for the next one in line.

God bless

SoloSongstressLEVEL 102

Reply by SoloSongstressGOLD +1

Merry Christmas!

I love to harmonize! Here I am singing all 3 parts of a holiday favorite.

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bebd0a1df

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

Merry Christmas!

I love to harmonize! Here I am singing all 3 parts of a holiday favorite.

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bebd0a1dfSoloSongstress

Well done, thank you for dropping it by.

Kevin

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Edited reply by TheBrimGOLD

Happy new year everyone!

With the new year here I just wanted to let everyone know about a Harmony contest I'm planning to host coming soon.

Total harmony is the name of the game with this one so I hope you all will join.

Stay tuned for more information to come.

Thanks and many blessing for the new year to you all.
Kevin

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

Here it is folks. Come check it out.

Me and My Harmony Contest link

GoldenManLEVEL 64

Reply by GoldenManGOLD

GoldenMan

Always Wanting More ~~ Lane Turner
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c2a07ac9f

GoldenManLEVEL 64

Reply by GoldenManGOLD

GoldenMan
If I didn't know any better ~~ Alison Krauss
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/ba63b3d07

AnnD3470LEVEL 66

Reply by AnnD3470GOLD

AnnD3470
Girl Crush - Little Big Town
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bd8a86df7

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

AnnD3470
Girl Crush - Little Big Town
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bd8a86df7AnnD3470

Thank you, very nicely done, I've added this to the playlist as well.

AnnD3470LEVEL 66

Reply by AnnD3470GOLD

AnnD3470 - 4 layers
Oh What It Did To Me - Tanya Tucker
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bc6aac6b7

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

AnnD3470 - 4 layers
Oh What It Did To Me - Tanya Tucker
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bc6aac6b7AnnD3470

Thanks for dropping this by for us to listen to. I've add it to the playlist for ya.

JamaicaJimLEVEL 76

Reply by JamaicaJimGOLD

Hi Kevin - Just saw your contest - didn't make it, was full. But this link was on there & I thought I'd like to improve on my harmonies. Toni324 has been helping me some over the past couple of years. Here's one of our early ones: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bcb9d07af, and a recent one: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c17457d3f. Before I met Toni, I had been doing almost all harmonies myself. http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c4ba38a27. Will be back later to listen to songs on the thread. God bless my friend, Jim.

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

Hi Kevin - Just saw your contest - didn't make it, was full. But this link was on there & I thought I'd like to improve on my harmonies. Toni324 has been helping me some over the past couple of years. Here's one of our early ones: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bcb9d07af, and a recent one: http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c17457d3f. Before I met Toni, I had been doing almost all harmonies myself. http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c4ba38a27. Will be back later to listen to songs on the thread. God bless my friend, Jim.JamaicaJim

Thanks for bringing these by. I got some work to do on the contest and I'll be back around to have a listen and add these to our playlist.

Blessing to ya

GoldenManLEVEL 64

Reply by GoldenManGOLD

GoldenMan

Claudette ~~ The Everly Brothers
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/be7dd4815

bdialmediaLEVEL 57

Reply by bdialmediaGOLD

bdialmedia (with VitaminDee)
What Child is This
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b5a8d2157

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

bdialmedia (with VitaminDee)
What Child is This
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b5a8d2157bdialmedia

Holy cow, this was unreal.

Thank you for dropping it here for us.

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

SugarBabe4uLEVEL 93

Reply by SugarBabe4uGOLD

Dreams are the hearts desire the most!!

At the hop ~ Danny and the Juniors
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bb9bd59ad

AnnD3470LEVEL 66

Reply by AnnD3470GOLD

AnnD3470
Someone Somewhere Tonight - Kellie Pickler
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b872c5a97

bdialmediaLEVEL 57

Reply by bdialmediaGOLD

Thought I would throw another one up for your listening pleasure

Cotton Fields by CCR
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/b76947ee3

ErelaLEVEL 68

Reply by ErelaGOLD +4

Time for water therapy..... Sing for me cuz you know... I will be back to listen!.....<3

Hiya Kevin... hope you are doing well.... we need something to play with.... got anything for me???

hugs
Erela

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

Hiya Kevin... hope you are doing well.... we need something to play with.... got anything for me???

hugs
ErelaErela

Good morning, I'll bet we can find something. where you want to go, country, rock, ez listening or?

I got to say all the contestants in the first every Me and My Harmony contest have brought amazing songs. so there is 20 songs right there to pick from LOL. we are in the final round and they have blown us away every round. I for one am looking forward to grabbing 1 or 20 of them to sing. LOL

I'll see if I can put a list of the links together and post here for everyone.

If you get a chance you should check out what they have done through the first 3 rds. Once the finals are over I'll bring the playlist over here as well.

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Edited reply by TheBrimGOLD

This is a list of the songs that have been turned in for the contest with links to the blanks tracks. Each of these have no BGS on them so that we can build on them. Happy singing to all.


I have checked each of these links to ensure they take you to the right place and all are confirmed

My Hero's Have Always Been Cowboys
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&server=&latency=&record_key=&duet_id=&song_id=1010797&serverport=&stream_name=&controllerroute=record&webcam=

You Say
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&latency=&serverport=&song_id=1023840&controllerroute=record&record_key=&server=&stream_name=&duet_id=&webcam=

Songbird
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&duet_id=&webcam=&song_id=1025108&record_key=&serverport=&server=&stream_name=&latency=&controllerroute=record

Sound of Silence
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&latency=&serverport=&record_key=&server=&webcam=&stream_name=&song_id=1006897&duet_id=&controllerroute=record

Tin Man
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&duet_id=&stream_name=&song_id=1010458&record_key=&webcam=&controllerroute=record&latency=&serverport=&server=

Words
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&stream_name=&latency=&record_key=&controllerroute=record&server=&serverport=&duet_id=&song_id=1001076&webcam=

For Emily Whenever I May Find Her
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&server=&controllerroute=record&song_id=1000796&record_key=&latency=&webcam=&serverport=&duet_id=&stream_name=

Losing My Religion (acoustic)
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&stream_name=&latency=&webcam=&song_id=1011945&server=&controllerroute=record&duet_id=&serverport=&record_key=

I Believe In The Man In the Sky
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&serverport=&webcam=&song_id=1034507&record_key=&controllerroute=record&latency=&duet_id=&stream_name=&server=

The Lion Sleeps Tonight
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&record_key=&webcam=&serverport=&controllerroute=record&server=&latency=&stream_name=&song_id=1034534&duet_id=

Open Arms
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&song_id=12199&stream_name=&latency=&serverport=&record_key=&duet_id=&controllerroute=record&server=&webcam=

Bad Timing (No Backing Vocals)
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&record_key=&serverport=&controllerroute=record&latency=&duet_id=&webcam=&stream_name=&song_id=111927&server=

Bridge Over Troubled Water (No Backing Vocals)
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&webcam=&stream_name=&duet_id=&song_id=1014454&server=&latency=&record_key=&serverport=&controllerroute=record

Crying
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&webcam=&controllerroute=record&duet_id=&latency=&song_id=1005702&record_key=&serverport=&server=&stream_name=

More Than Words (NO BACKING VOCALS)
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&webcam=&duet_id=&serverport=&controllerroute=record&latency=&server=&record_key=&song_id=1012304&stream_name=

I See Fire
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&serverport=&song_id=1013185&record_key=&stream_name=&controllerroute=record&latency=&server=&webcam=&duet_id=

Wild Horses (No Backing Vocals)
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&record_key=&stream_name=&latency=&song_id=1033176&controllerroute=record&serverport=&webcam=&duet_id=&server=

You Gave Me A Mountain
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&webcam=&server=&stream_name=&duet_id=&record_key=&latency=&song_id=105483&serverport=&controllerroute=record

TressesLEVEL 68

Reply by TressesGOLD

Just dropping this off..... probably not ready for prime time yet with this bronchitis but I missed singing!!!!! Thanks if you listen! Teresa
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bf9d90d57

LivingInPa

Reply by LivingInPaGOLD

Just dropping this off..... probably not ready for prime time yet with this bronchitis but I missed singing!!!!! Thanks if you listen! Teresa
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/bf9d90d57Tresses

I remember when we did this as a duet

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Edited reply by TheBrimGOLD

I hope all of you made it over here for the challenge. With (IMO) some of the very best singers on SS if not in the world (at least my world) I hope we can pull this off.

So here it is, Below is a song that I would like each of you to do a part and also sing harmony on. If we do this right it I think it will be Awesome.

The song is a song about singing a song, yep because everybody knows one.

JPick is ready to go but would like someone else to kick it off so who's up?

Song sung blue.
https://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/singAndRecord/record?https=1&song_id=1016753&controllerroute=record&latency=&stream_name=&record_key=&server=&duet_id=&serverport=&webcam=

The idea is for each of us to sing a little part of the lead and all or most of the chorus in harmony.
the song repeats the "Song Sung Blue about 10 times giving at least 10 of you the chance to sing the lead part of the song.

So who's up for this fun little challenge?

If your in we just need to have a list so that we are not missing anyone and no one is getting stepped on or over.

So Who's first up?

1.
2. JPick
3.

If you are first up the next one in line can pick up the song once you have posted it back on the thread and so on.

There is no need to wait for the list to be full as anyone coming in that wants to join will need to wait there turn anyway.

Al we need is someone to kick start it.

Please don't make me LOL but I will if needed.

Happy singing and GO!

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

We wrapped up the first ever Me and My Harmony contest and I must say that it was so much more than I ever thought it would be.

We had a GREAT turnout of amazing artists that not only brought there singing talent but their vocal ability for singing harmony and skills with the mixer and blending 4 layers together to create masterpieces.

Here is the link to the playlist from the finals.

The top 4 along with the people's choice award winner can also be found featured at the top of our Totally Harmony playlist.

If you want to be totally amazed give these folks a listen, I promise you will not be disappointed.

TheBrimLEVEL 81

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ANN777

Reply by ANN777GOLD

Hope this is okay to post here....
This gentleman did such a good job,
I just added some harmony here and there,
I hope you enjoy. Thank you. ~ Ann ~
"Summer Breeze/Seals and Croft"

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c0b08b337

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD

Hope this is okay to post here....
This gentleman did such a good job,
I just added some harmony here and there,
I hope you enjoy. Thank you. ~ Ann ~
"Summer Breeze/Seals and Croft"

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c0b08b337ANN777

Thank for bringing this by for us. It has been added to the playlist as well