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ArtistWorks Vocal School Lessons: Singing Oblique Harmony -NEW!

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[MUSIC]
Oblique harmony is where the note that
the harmony singer is singing stays
the same while the melody changes.
So it's a constant note.
Also in music theory, that could be called
the pedal tone.
Pedal tones can be above the melody or
below it.
One of the ingredients that as a tool, is
of course necessary when
you're singing with another singer, is to
find what key to sing in because
you both may have different, a different
vocal range that's comfortable.
So you have to find a, a mutual meeting
ground.
And then within that context, you can work
out whether
the person who's singing harmony is going
to be above or below.
I'm gonna bring Michael back to help me.
>> Hello.
>> Hello.
And
[MUSIC]
this is a song you all may know.
[MUSIC]
Oblique harmony.
One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
So notice that he's staying
constant until there's a chord
change where he's gotta change his note,
but
then he stays constant on it again.
Let's repeat.
>> Okay.
[MUSIC].
>> One, two, three, four.
[MUSIC]
That's
oblique.
[MUSIC]