With this new 2-DVD course (or online download) we have unlocked the secrets of harmony and backing vocals by teaching you easy-to-remember harmony lines to 20 well known worship songs. Each song features two alternative harmony lines for you to copy and learn (choose one or both to suit your range) and the various techniques are each explained beforehand in an instructional video clip.
As you work through the material you will view the short video instructional lesson for each song and then be able to listen to the song with each harmony part picked out louder than usual in separate mixes so that you can easily sing along, copy and learn. There are on-screen words as well as a standard mix version of each song to practice to.
In DVD 1 you will learn how to to sing harmony to 10 worship songs including:
How to form basic harmonies
Understanding 3rds & 5ths
Finding harmonies above and below the melody
When and when not to sing
Using unison effectively
Matching lead vocal phrasing
Pads or vowel sounds to add colour,
Emphasising key phrases to add punctuation
Echoes and ad libs
More advanced harmony and background vocal techniques
In DVD 2 you will learn more advanced harmony and BV techniques for 10 more songs:
More challenging harmony parts
Harmonies that push your vocal range
Using head and chest voice
Blending and supporting the lead vocal
Matching drop-off, inflections and vibrato
Avoiding crossing over parts
Using dynamics to create tension and release
Finding harmonies to chords outside of the key
Using pedaling, 1sts, 5ths and 7ths to create textures
Close harmonies and smooth voice leading
Each 2-hour DVD features 10 video backing tracks to worship songs including:
2 separate harmonies for every song to copy and learn
Full song to practice along to
On screen lyrics
The content is suitable for both men and women, singers of all abilities. Included in the videos are loads of tips and advice on the art of backing vocals from professional singer Andreana Arganda who has sung on over 50 live and studio worship albums with Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Vicky Beeching, David Ruis, Casey Corum, Andy Park and many others.
Below is a sample track showing one of the harmonies to Tim Hughes’ song Beautiful One. Before you get to this you’ll have watched the lesson and have been taught all about how to pick out and sing the harmony line.
Once you understand the basics of harmonization practice is key to gaining in confidence. Because of that we include practice backing tracks for all 20 worship songs. There is a low harmony and high harmony for each track. You can listen and then join in and sing along confident in your harmony line.