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Harmony songbook ideas?

GUEST,Marje 23 Oct 12 - 01:52 PM
Marje 23 Oct 12 - 01:54 PM
GUEST 23 Oct 12 - 03:30 PM
GUEST,leeneia 23 Oct 12 - 03:41 PM
GUEST,Stim 23 Oct 12 - 05:07 PM
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Subject: Harmony songbook ideas?
From: GUEST,Marje
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 01:52 PM

My (grown-up) daughter is getting together with a few friends to do a bit of singing. They're delighted to discover how enjoyable it is, and to find that they can even manage two-part harmonies. They don't have a leader, just a basic piano player, and are floundering a bit when it comes to choice and arrangements of songs.

I'd like to find a book of songs (possibly for a Christmas present) with simple vocal arrangements in two or (at a push) three parts. Folk songs would be OK but they are also interested in any lightweight, popular songs that they could sing together with minimal or no accompaniment. Nothing too serious, nothing religious.

I know lots of harmony lines but now I find they're all in my head and not written down anywhere. I have masses of folk song books but, with the exception of the Copper Family songs, they're all in unison. We're in the UK, so a published book that's easily accessible here would be good. Or even an online resource.

Any ideas?

Marje


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Subject: RE: Harmony songbook ideas?
From: Marje
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 01:54 PM

I am not a guest, but appear to have been cookieless at the time I sent that post. I am now duly re-cookied and restored to membership.

Marje


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Subject: RE: Harmony songbook ideas?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 03:30 PM

I been to many workshops run by Natural Voice singers and have learnt many lovely songs in harmony. Now I'm being to hear harmonies myself which is nice. I've also picked up a lot of song books in the local Oxfam shop.   And http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk seems to have links to EVERYTHING


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Subject: RE: Harmony songbook ideas?
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 03:41 PM

Don't forget rounds. Most of us get introduced to rounds as children, but there are sophisticated rounds on religious, natural and even bawdy topics which are good for adults. They can be found online, I'm sure.

Two songs that Americans often sing harmony to are "Winter Wonderland" and "You are my Sunshine." These harmonies are so simple that nobody ever gets taught them - they just happen.


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Subject: RE: Harmony songbook ideas?
From: GUEST,Stim
Date: 23 Oct 12 - 05:07 PM

I don't really have any suggestions, I'm just validating the "floundering" part. It is really difficult to find songs that people in any given group all know, let alone all like.

One thing I stumbled on, people tend to know and like most of the songs that were popular ten years or so *before* they were in high school. By high school age, people "love it" or "hate it", but at younger ages, they are much more accepting.


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