The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138630 Message #3173969
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
21-Jun-11 - 01:02 PM
Thread Name: John Barleycorn deconstructed - Finest Kind
Subject: RE: John Barleycorn deconstructed
That is one of the cleverest explanations of harmony theory I have ever seen. I consider myself a pretty good by-ear harmony singer but am not schooled on seconds, triads, and forths. I have always thought harmony was an instinctive process where the first note sung in harmony with the melody yields a natural progression from there. I find when singing harmony on a new song, I usually improve through the song as I discover and re-use the notes which work well in counterpoint and discard those that don't. I have hit some clinkers in the exploration process for sure.