The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #137785 Message #3153428
Posted By: SylviaN
13-May-11 - 12:38 PM
Thread Name: Harmony Singing
Subject: RE: Harmony Singing
Although stating the obvious, arrangement is important.
I remember being fascinated by a group, who harmonised and played instruments, and their rendition at Warwick Festival of Eleanor Rigby.
There is a drone note in the song, and this note was passed skillfully from one to another. As they held the note, this, of course, shifted the pattern of voices and harmonies. Also, on a few sections of the song, the drone was passed to an instrument. This enabled the group to create the effect they wanted in the song. I'm ashamed to say that I can't remember the name of the group. I had thought it was Cuckoo Oak, and it may still be, but I think they sing unaccompanied.
So, to add to my previous message - experiment, arrange but, above all, enjoy.