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ArtistWorks Vocal School Lessons: Exercise: Tuning Your Ear to Harmony -NEW!

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[MUSIC]
This is an exercise we're going
to do with piano where I will be playing
two chords, one to the next to the next.
And I'll give you a note to sing while you
also hear the other notes.
So this is, you know, beginning to be able
to find your pitch and then hold onto it.
There are a few vowel sounds and words
that you can use for this exercise.
So before I play what it's going to sound
like, take a note.
You can do it with ooh.
I mean you can do it many ways but I find
this will probably give you the most.
Do it with ooh.
Do it with ooh, ooh.
And then do it with words.
Some of the words that often are used in
harmony parts,
back up parts, are words that have an
sound so we're gonna use the word love.
Have an e sound so we'll use the word see.
And have an a sound so we're going to use
the word say,
and that's pretty good.
We already have love, and we're going to
stick in a you, ou.
Notice that by the way you.
The end is a w so we're not gonna hold
there.
[SOUND] We're gonna go.
[SOUND] Kind of, for those of you who are
familiar
with German, it's like a German umlaut.
[MUSIC]
So,
[MUSIC]
we're gonna, like I said, use chords
[MUSIC],
and it's gonna be this to this, to this.
And we'll work it up and down the range to
a certain extent.
We're not working on increasing range in
this case, so I'm not going to be
extensive with the range, but you know,
move around a little bit.
So you get to think of different notes.
The first and bottom note stays the same.
Like we talked about in the earlier lesson
of Harmony 101,
there are oftentimes a harmony that stays
on the same note no matter
what is going on with the other parts.
So, I'm giving you practice with that
[MUSIC]
in this exercise.
[MUSIC]
Pick this note out.
[MUSIC]
And
stay on it even though I'm changing the
other notes.
Then,
[MUSIC]
so it'll go like this as an example.
[MUSIC]
To start there's three ways of doing this.
[MUSIC]
Ooh.
[MUSIC]
Ooh.
[MUSIC]
Ooh.
[MUSIC]
Or.
[MUSIC]
Or.
[MUSIC]
Or.
[MUSIC]
Et cetera,
with different.
Now here's the next way.
You'll hear the middle note.
[MUSIC]
Or you'll hear the top note.
[MUSIC]
Oops.
[MUSIC]
So in order to not have a terribly
long lesson of me playing the track here,
I'll try to pick out each note for you
like that.
So then you pick out which one you're
going to do, the bottom,
the middle or the top.
[MUSIC]
Like that.
[MUSIC]
And here we go.
[MUSIC]
Take a breath.
Begin.
[MUSIC]
Don't
forget,
take
your
breath.
[MUSIC]
And breath.
[MUSIC]
Let's do
that again.
Breath.
[MUSIC]
Good, repeat.
[MUSIC]
We'll do one more.
Breath.
[MUSIC]
And now we'll move.
Breath.
[MUSIC]
Repeat.
Breath.
[MUSIC]
And we'll change chords.
[MUSIC]
Breath.
[MUSIC]
Change chords.
[MUSIC]
Breath.
[MUSIC]
And finally the last.
Take a breath.
[MUSIC]
We have another exercise coming
up where we'll use the same chords and
bring in other voices.
I hope you enjoyed it.
[MUSIC]