The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93230 Message #1792636
Posted By: GUEST,pattyClink
25-Jul-06 - 09:22 AM
Thread Name: Theory of Harmony Singing
Subject: RE: Theory of Harmony Singing
Sorry this has been frustrating, but the subject is pretty slippery. It really does depend on what style of harmony you want to pursue, and the only practical means to get good at is to just do it. Anglo is right, immersing yourself in church harmony is one way people get an 'ear' for it. Joining a barbershop chorus will teach you specific prescribed harmonies, but in singing lots of them you will get an 'ear' for improvising your own. If you are interested in a special genre like bluegrass, gospel, or certain a cappella styles, join a big group that doesn't mind an extra singer. And until you can find one, vocalize madly with recordings while you drive your car or dust the house. Just try stuff and see what sounds good.