Totally Harmony Plus

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TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD +1

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.

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD +1

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD +1

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.

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. The Brim, http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c18babdd3
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!TheBrim

dialyoneLEVEL 62

Reply by dialyoneGOLD +1

I was finally able to add another layer to Amazing Grace that I was working on, and I wanted to share it with you all

Amazing Grace 3 part Harmony
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c9aaa1103

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD +1

Thank you, this is an awesome recording. I'll be adding it to the playlist as well.

Blessing to you

I was finally able to add another layer to Amazing Grace that I was working on, and I wanted to share it with you all

Amazing Grace 3 part Harmony
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c9aaa1103dialyone

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD +1

Alright folks, who’s up for the next “Me and my HARMONY” contest?

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Edited reply by TheBrimGOLD +1

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Edited reply by TheBrimGOLD +1

Hey everyone, Yes we are still around and keeping a close eye on this. So bring on your harmony recording, we can't wait to hear what ya got.

Hope everyone is having a blessed week.
Kevin.

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD +1

Hello everyone, yes it has been a while since my last post but I have been keeping an eye on the thread.

I have seen the views go up but non have posted so I'll put one out there. please feel free to join in if you wish.

Bring On The Rain (No Backing Vocals)

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c8a111ac5

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD +1

posting up one more here,

http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/c2b27a66d

Traks

Reply by TraksGOLD +2

A stranger in my place with NJ r/bfa8b5159

Saw this thread on message board today.
Neat idea you had going here Kevin.
Too bad more didnt see it.
Will be back to check out more of the previously
posted. So enjoyed my visit.

Here is one I posted back in 2012 with the original recorder when we were able to get some volume in there with each layer.
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/af91f34e6
Silent Night. 7 layers

TheBrimLEVEL 81

Reply by TheBrimGOLD +1

Welcome, I'll have a listen in the morning. got to get some rest. Thank you for dropping it by.
Kevin

Saw this thread on message board today.
Neat idea you had going here Kevin.
Too bad more didnt see it.
Will be back to check out more of the previously
posted. So enjoyed my visit.

Here is one I posted back in 2012 with the original recorder when we were able to get some volume in there with each layer.
http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/r/af91f34e6
Silent Night. 7 layersTraks

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