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Harmony Singing By Ear

by Susan Anders

A step by step approach for learning how to sing harmonies above and below a melody, with three CDs of instructional narrative, fully produced music tracks and guide vocals.
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1. Introduction & scale theory : M=melody, UH=upper harmony, UUH=up
3:40 album only
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2. Chord theory
2:36 album only
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3. Chapel of Love UH (upper harmony) Harmonizing theory & measuring
2:58 album only
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4. The scale vs. triad ditty
1:19 album only
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5. Harmonizing 'Chapel of Love'
2:23 album only
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6. '˜Chapel' refrain
2:24 album only
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7. Music: 2-part 'Chapel''”M on left, UH on right
1:14 album only
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8. Singing a part an octave lower
1:24 album only
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9. Measuring, finding an upper-upper harmony (UUH)
2:01 album only
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10. Finding UUH of 'Chapel'
3:37 album only
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11. Music: 3-part 'Chapel''”M & UH on left, UUH on right
1:14 album only
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12. '¢Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) UH: Harmonizing 'Sweet Dreams
5:35 album only
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13. Slow '˜Sweet Dreams' Verse Two
1:04 album only
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14. Music: 2-part 'Sweet Dreams''”M on left, UH on right
0:50 album only
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15. Inversions theory
4:31 album only
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16. '¢ I Can See Clearly Now UH: Harmonizing 'Clearly' line one
2:51 album only
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17. Harmonizing 'Clearly' lines two through four '¢ Call-response h
3:56 album only
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18. Slow Verse Two of 'Clearly'
1:23 album only
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19. Music: 2-part 'Clearly''”M on left, UH on right
1:32 album only
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20. '¢Angel From Montgomery UH: Harmonizing 'Angel' Verse One
3:46 album only
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21. Harmonizing 'Angel' Chorus
4:07 album only
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22. Slow 'Angel' Verse Two and Chorus
2:12 album only
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23. Music: 2-part 'Angel''”M on left, UH on right
2:16 album only
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24. '¢ Bring It On Home UH: Harmonizing 'Bring It' Verse One lines
3:02 album only
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25. Harmonizing 'Bring It' lines three & four
2:52 album only
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26. Slow 'Bring It' Verse Three
1:06 album only
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27. Music: 2-part 'Bring It''”M on left, UH on right
1:43 album only
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28. CD #2-'¢ Centerpiece UH: Verse One line one '¢ blue notes
3:32 album only
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29. Verse One lines two through four '¢ the 7th or octave choice
4:01 album only
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30. Slow '˜Centerpiece' Verse Two
1:19 album only
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31. Music: 2-part 'Centerpiece''”M on left, UH on right
1:11 album only
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32. Conclusion to first UH section
0:20 album only
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33. Lower Harmonies Introduction
1:07 album only
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34. Measuring down
1:53 album only
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35. '¢ Chapel of Love LH: Finding the LH on '˜Chapel' refrain
3:28 album only
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36. Slow Chapel
1:20 album only
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37. Music: 3-part 'Chapel''”M & UH on left, LH on right
1:14 album only
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38. '¢ Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) LH: Verse One 'Sweet Dreams
2:11 album only
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39. 'Sweet Dreams' lines two through four
1:40 album only
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40. Slow Verse Two 'Sweet Dreams'
1:17 album only
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41. Music: 3-part 'Sweet Dreams''”M & UH on left, LH on right
0:50 album only
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42. '¢ Can See Clearly Now LH: 'Clearly' Introduction
1:55 album only
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43. Harmonizing 'Clearly' Verse One
4:07 album only
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44. Slow Verse Two of 'Clearly'
1:29 album only
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45. Music: 3-part 'Clearly''”M & UH on left, LH on right
1:32 album only
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46. '¢ Angel From Montgomery LH: Harmonizing 'Angel' Verse One firs
3:26 album only
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47. 'Angel' Verse One second half
0:55 album only
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48. Harmonizing 'Angel' Chorus
4:59 album only
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49. Slow 'Angel' Verse Two and Chorus
2:16 album only
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50. Music: 3-part 'Angel''”M & UH on left, LH on right
2:15 album only
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51. '¢ Bring It On Home To Me LH: Harmonizing 'Bring It' Verse One
2:43 album only
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52. 'Bring It' Verse One lines three & four
2:42 album only
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53. Slow 'Bring It' Verse Three
1:09 album only
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54. Music: 3-part 'Bring It''”M & UH on left, LH on right
1:44 album only
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55. '¢ Centerpiece LH: 'Centerpiece' Verse One lines one & two
2:50 album only
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56. 'Centerpiece' Verse One lines three through six
2:47 album only
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57. Slow 'Centerpiece' Verse Two
1:27 album only
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58. Music: 3-part 'Centerpiece''”M & UH on left, LH on right
1:11 album only
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59. '¢ One of Us UH: 'One of Us' Intro to block chord harmonies
1:25 album only
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60. 'One of Us' Verse
2:18 album only
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61. CD #3--'One of Us' Verse 2nd half
2:24 album only
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62. 'One of Us' Pre-chorus: Call-response, 9th chords
2:23 album only
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63. 'One of Us' Chorus: Parallel harmony
3:36 album only
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64. Slow 'One of Us' Pre-chorus and Chorus Two
1:23 album only
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65. Music: 2-part 'One of Us''”M on left, UH on right
2:12 album only
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66. '¢ One of Us LH: 'One of Us' Verse: Block chord harmonies
2:32 album only
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67. 'One of Us' Pre-chorus: Call-response
1:47 album only
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68. 'One of Us' Chorus: Parallel harmony
3:30 album only
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69. Slow 'One of Us' Pre-chorus and Chorus Two
1:28 album only
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70. Music: 3-part 'One of Us''”M & UH on left, LH on right
2:12 album only
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71. '¢ Walk Away Renee UH: 'Renee' Verse: Chromatic harmonies
3:03 album only
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72. 'Renee' Chorus: Parallel harmony
2:38 album only
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73. Slow 'Renee' Verse and Chorus Two
2:44 album only
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74. Music: 2-part 'Renee''”M on left, UH on right
1:24 album only
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75. '¢ Walk Away Renee LH: 'Renee' Verse: Block chord harmonies abo
3:32 album only
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76. 'Renee' Chorus: '¢ Parallel harmony below the M
5:19 album only
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77. Slow 'Renee' Verse and Chorus Two
1:09 album only
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78. Music: 3-part 'Renee''”M & UH on left, LH on right
1:24 album only
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79. Polishing Your Harmony Part
7:05 album only
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80. '¢ Supplementary Exercises: Measuring Up
1:22 album only
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81. Supplementary Exercises: Measuring Down
0:53 album only
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82. Supplementary Exercises: Measuring Up Part 2
0:47 album only
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83. Supplementary Exercises: Measuring Down Part 2
0:40 album only
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84. Supplementary Exercises: Hearing the 3rd to 4th Adjustment
1:41 album only
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85. '¢ Music-only Tracks: Chapel of Love
1:16 album only
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86. '¢ Music-only Tracks: Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
0:50 album only
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87. '¢ Music-only Tracks: I Can See Clearly Now
1:32 album only
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88. '¢ Music-only Tracks: Angel From Montgomery
2:15 album only
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89. '¢ Music-only Tracks: Bring It On Home To Me
1:44 album only
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90. '¢ Music-only Tracks: Centerpiece
1:11 album only
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91. '¢ Music-only Tracks: One of Us
2:12 album only
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92. '¢ Music-only Tracks: Walk Away Renee
1:23 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
A step by step approach for learning how to sing harmonies above and below a melody. Three CDs with over three hours of instructional narrative, fully produced music tracks and guide vocals. One, two or more singers can learn two and three-part harmony singing. Vocal coach Susan Anders has successfully used these methods for over twenty years with pop, R&B, folk, rock and country singers.

Songs:
Chapel of Love
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
I Can See Clearly Now
Angel From Montgomery
Bring It On Home To Me
Centerpiece
One of Us
Walk Away Renee

Harmony Singing By Ear uses two complementary methods to teach singers how to harmonize by ear. After reviewing some music theory basics, piano-vocal instructional sections walk you through how to find the upper and lower harmony parts for eight songs. Those same harmonies are sung on fully produced music tracks. On these tracks the vocal parts are panned to different speakers--singers can pan to one speaker and just hear their part, pan to the middle and hear both parts, or pan to the other speaker to practice with one or two other parts. In this way, beginning harmonizers can control how much or how little of the other voices they hear, making it easier to stay on their part. More confident harmonizers can sing without the guide vocals. Singers who simply want to learn and sing the harmony parts can skip the instructional tracks, go right to the music tracks, and pan their speakers to the right to learn the harmony part for each song.
Though much of Harmony Singing By Ear focuses on the how-tos of parallel harmonizing above and below a melody, singers will also learn about call-response, blue note, chromatic and block chord harmonies. Music tracks without vocals are also included so singers can practice their parts "without the training wheels". Plus, there's a supplementary section of exercises to build one's harmonizing skills as well as a section on polishing harmony parts once they are learned. The songs range in style from pop to R&B to folk to modern rock to jazz.

Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate. The early songs are very easy, the later songs increase in difficulty.

Vocal Ranges:
Melodies: F# to A alto/high tenor range
Upper harmonies: A to C alto/soprano range
Lower harmonies: D to C baritone/tenor/low alto range

All parts can be doubled an octave above or below the harmonies on the CD to allow lower and higher singers to join in. Doubling is explained during the instruction.

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Vocal coach Susan Anders has been teaching singers how to harmonize for over twenty years. She is the creator of the "No Scales, Just Songs Vocal Workout" Volumes One and Two, a song-based voice training method that is being used by singers worldwide . Susan's articles on singing have appeared in Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Musician and Drama-logue . Susan is also a singer-songwriter: her two most recent CD releases are "Release" and "You Can Close Your Eyes Lullabies". Susan was born and raised in Berkeley, California and now lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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carlos

great cd! the lessons are just what one needs to start learning harmony.
this cd is great for a person who does not sing harmony naturally or has no clue of how to even find the harmony parts.
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shannon morgan

Harmony Singing by Ear
This CD is excellent! I've been interested in learning harmony for a couple years. The few untrained vocalists I sing with couldn't explain figuring out a harmony line. Ms. Anders explains it all simply for the person without much theory (like me) and the format gives you a lot of practice with her. Thank you, Shannon
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Chris

This CD is great!
I've always wanted to learn how to sing harmony, but I thought it was beyond me. I've just started with the lessons, but I can already see how valuable they will be. My wife, who never wanted to sing because she said she didn't have a good singing voice (not that I have a good one either),is going through the lessons with me. Singing harmony with her will be a very great pleasure. Thank you.
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Ruth

Great CD, Great Teacher
I have another one of Susan Anders' teaching CDs (No Scales, Just Songs Vocal Workout) and it has helped me a lot. This harmony CD is great, very clear, easy to understand. I've already learned more about singing harmony than I have in the last 5 years.
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Kevin George

Great CD to learn harmonies.
I'll tell you this much: i haven't even finished the first CD and i already know harmonies. Enough said.
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Victoria Cochran

This CD set is awesome!
I am really enjoying this CD set. Susan's instructions are very clear and easy to understand. I only WISH I had been gifted by God with her talent! Victoria
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Linda

Loved the Harmonizing CD
I love this CD. It is easy to follow and fun!
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Monica Danielson

Brilliant!
I have always wished I could understand and harmonize with songs, but never really found the time to take lessons. This CD has enabled me to learn not only some of the basics of music theory, but also how to effectively harmonize to some really great songs. I got it a week ago, love it already, and am looking forward to taking my new skills and trying them out on my own on different songs.
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Tom

Just what I needed
This is just what I needed... to help our group of young people continue to improve their harmony. I also appreciated the many thoughtful touches, such as the backing tracks and picture of the keyboard. Who'd have thunk they would have come in handy!?!
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Sean

Sing harmony in 30 seconds.
Great CD. You'll be singing harmonies in about 30 seconds after you put it in. Great song choices. Thanks!
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