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Best Guides In Singing In Harmony

By Jacaranda Dalap

Lead singers get many attention, but they are rarely the only singers in a band. Backup vocalists give depth and richness to the song by suiting with the lead singer. Some songs were meant to be sung completely in harmony.

If you’re having trouble harmonizing, there are some steps you can take to mix your voice with others:

Start with the Basics

Before you learn to sing with others, you must have learn to sing on your own. Begin by learning to sing the C chromatic scale. You will quickly learn to identify your natural vocal scale and expand it.

Breath control is one more important part of singing. Learn to breathe deeply in a way that fills your lungs and makes your stomach enlarge when you inhale. You can even increase your lung capability by drawing deep breaths and holding them for significantly longer periods of time.

Learn to Match Pitch

Next, play a range on a piano or use a virtual tuner to play notes. Sing along with each note and try to match your pitch to the note. This is a very important lesson for anyone who desires to sing harmony.

With some practice, you will learn to identify proper pitch by ear and understand when you’re on pitch or off. Keep your vocal chords warmed up and relaxed to avoid tensing up and throwing off your pitch.

Practice All the Parts

When you’re getting ready to harmonize with other singers, it helps to learn their parts as well as your own. Practice singing the lead vocals and the different parts of the harmony. When you know how the other singers will sound, you can acquire steps to match your voice to theirs.

Learn to use proper enunciation and to inhale without gasping. You want your voice to mix smoothly with the other vocalists, so avoid harsh or sibilant sounds by just skipping complex letters, like ‘s’.

Strive for Balance

When harmonizing, you don’t want to stand out from the crowd. Control your volume to have it on par with the other singers. Don’t improvise or over sing your part, because it will only detract from the harmony.

Remember, you and the other harmonizers are a team. Your voices should mix to form a complex but beautiful sound, with no individual voice grabbing more than its share of attention.

Record Your Practices

Many vocalists want to record their practice intervals and play them back to hear for problem areas. Record yourself as you try to harmonize with musical notes and other people’s voices.

Practice often, and continue to record and play back your sessions. After a week or so, you will hear an improvement. Harmonizing will come easier, and it will feel more natural.

Train Your Ear

When people harmonize in perfect pitch, their voices resonate with each other. Try to match your pitch and volume to someone else voice and you will hear this effect. It happens when voices blend perfectly.

You can train yourself to listen for this resonance, and to listen for argumentation that suggests imperfect harmonizing. It takes practice, but getting able to harmonize by ear is very nice reward for your efforts.

Get an Audio Training Course

Many singers need someone to help them learn harmony. There is no disgrace in seeking the advice of a professional voice coach, although the cost of private lessons can be excessive.

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