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Thread #93230   Message #1791592
Posted By: GUEST,Russ
24-Jul-06 - 09:30 AM
Thread Name: Theory of Harmony Singing
Subject: RE: Theory of Harmony Singing
Just to complicate things a bit.

There are several approaches to harmony with different aesthetics and "rules." It is not just about making any "chord" but about making an "appropriate" chord. If you don't follow the rules you might get nasty looks or patronizing comments from your fellow singers.

For example, if you are singing with people who are doing what is now called "old time" harmony, you'll get looks if your harmony makes things sound to barbershop-y or choir-y. For some songs you might even get looks for adding a third part.