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Vocal harmony instruction books and audio books for beginners to professional singers. There are harmonising exercises, instruction on how to harmonise, theory of harmony and essential reference books for all styles. Suitable for singers and vocalists wishing to learn harmony singing and how to sing in groups with other singers. Everything is listed by title in alphabetical(ish) order, except in the case of books written by the same author. All links open in a new window.

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Theory and Harmony Wall Chart
This wall chart presents a graphical overview of the most important elements of musical harmony: the circle of fifths, the essential scales and modes, chords and their inversions, key signatures, and the diatonic chords in C Major, as well as an easy to understand diagram of chord symbols. Whether at home or in the studio, this wall chart is an indispensable tool for all musicians.
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A Student's Guide to Harmony and Counterpoint
A refreshingly new approach to techniques of composition for music at AS and A2 by Hugh Benham.
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Harmony Vocals the Essential Guide Harmony Vocals: The Essential Guide (Book/CD)
by Mike Campbell, Tracee Lewis. Learn to sing harmony like a pro! 18 real songs in a variety of styles. The CD includes 99 full demo tracks. Suitable for singers of all ages, covering basic ear training and sightsinging, harmony and theory from unison lines to four-part harmony, and essential stage and studio techniques, all pulled together into a user-friendly format. The companion CD includes 99 full-demo tracks, which allows you to listen, learn, and participate in singing harmonies. This book will make learning to sing harmonies a reality for even the most inexperienced vocalist.
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Basic Harmonic Progression Basic Harmonic Progressions
A Self-Instruction Program
(Norton Programed Texts in Music Theory.)
by John L. Clough, Joyce Conley (Contributor)
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company

Written with the student in mind this book provides a strong emphasis on practical application of the rules of voice leading in 7 parts

1. PreDominant Chords: IV, II, II6
2. Prolongation of I
3. Other 5/3 and 6/3 functions 1 (prolongation of predominant harmony)
4. Other 5/3 and 6/3 functions 2 (IV, IV6, III, VII)
5. 6/4 Chords
6. 7th Chords (Other than V7)
7. Diatonic Modulation
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Born to Sing - ABCs of Vocal Harmony
Here's a course that will sharpen your sense of pitch and enable you to sing harmony with the best professionals. Includes sing-a-long exercises where you fill in the missing voice in intervals and chords. Topics included are: Scales - major, minor, blues, pentatonic, chromatic, whole tone, and modes. Intervals - all intervals are included in this section. Chords - major, minor, diminished, augmented, 7th chords, dominant, add 9 chords, 6th chords. Rhythm & Meter - time signatures, simple rhythms, dotted rhythms, triplets, syncopation; Charts & Transpositions.
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ABCs Of Vocal Harmony
Composed by Howard Austin/Elisabeth Howard. Ultimate sight-singing method & ear-training course + harmony. 4 CDs/book/case. Published by Vocal Power. Scales \| Intervals \| Chords \| Rhythm & Meter, sharpen your sense of pitch, sing harmony, fill in the missing voice exercises, Takes the singer on a systematic journey to musical literacy - Journal Of Singing.
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The Jazz Singer's Guidebook (Book/CD)
A course in jazz harmony and scat singing for the serious jazz vocalist. Finally, a clear, step-by-step approach for serious singers who want to improve their grasp of jazz harmony and gain a deeper understanding of music fundamentals. Learn to accompany yourself, write lead sheets, understand the structure of the music, and improve your scatting. The Jazz Singer's Guidebook covers all the instrumental, theoretical and ear training requirements that you need in order to gain control of the music you are singing! The Jazz Singer's Guidebook will change how you hear music and make you a better singer, as well as give you the tools to develop your singing in directions you may not have thought possible. Topics covered include: The basic piano skills necessary to accompany yourself. The harmonic basis of the melody of songs. How to vary melodiesHow to develop a greater awareness of the important harmonic details of songs. How to write a lead sheet and how to evaluate the chord changes that are on a lead sheetHow to hear tensions and chord tones on chords. How to know and hear the appropriate chord scale for each chord changeHow to improvise from chord scalesWays to improve your intonation for scatting. Suggestions and exercises for scatting, composing, transcribing, understanding jazz vocabulary and increasing what you have to say as an improvising musician
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Vocalize! Book/CD
45 Accompanied Vocal Warm-Ups That Teach Technique. Each exercise in this invaluable resource is designed to reinforce fundamental vocal concepts for choral and solo singers of any age. Organized in 11 focused categories, the purpose of every warm-up is evident, and clearly-stated directions optimize growth. Supportive piano accompaniments, including progressive modulations, are lightly-orchestrated on the enclosed recording---perfect for ensemble rehearsals, studio lessons, or at-home practice. As an added bonus, PDF files on the enhanced CD provide extracted vocal lines on reproducible singer pages. An instructional book you will use again and again! Topics include: beginning warm-ups, posture, vowels, breath support, tone quality, diction, dynamics, articulations, diphthongs, blend, scales, intervals, harmony, and more. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.
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ABC Of Harmony - Book A
The ABC Of Harmony series is an all new series of harmony textbooks, with a simple and concise approach for all teachers and students. It is perfect for a systematic study of harmony for the general musician, as well as for requirements of the ABRSM, AMEB and other examining bodies
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ABC Of Harmony Book B
The ABC Of Harmony series is an all new series of harmony textbooks, with a simple and consise approach for all teachers and students
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ABC Of Harmony Book C
The ABC Of Harmony series is an all new series of harmony textbooks, with a simple and consise approach for all teachers and students
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Anna Butterworth: Harmony In Practice
Harmony in Practice explores the main elements of tonal harmony. Students using this book will acquire a secure knowledge of the basics of harmonic practice. Singing, playing and completing the exercises, and studying the music examples, will provide essential experience of the 'tools of the trade'. More than 280 music examples illustrate the author's clear and direct exposition of the history and practice of harmony while the student will be able to work through over 180 exercises. The practical workbook format will enable students to prepare for a variety of musical examinations - for the Associated Board's Grade 6 to Grade 8 Theory examinations; for A Level Music and Diploma examinations; for university and college entrance papers. It will serve in particular as a vital aid in bridging the gap between Grade 5 and Grade 6 Theory. A thorough pursuit of this workbook will also bring a greater understanding to bear on students' music-making, and will enhance their awareness of style and their appreciation of other musicians' performances.
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Close Harmony: The Novello Ladies Barbershop Songbook
Twelve outstanding songs newly arranged for close harmony quartets or women's choirs
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Complete Book of Harmony, Theory & Voicing
This is a very comprehensive text that combines theory, harmony and voicing material with emphasis placed on voice leading. Although this book's primary focus is on four-note chord voicings on the middle strings of the guitar, much of the knowledge conveyed here can be appreciated and used by all jazz musicians, not only guitarists. Topics covered include: Tensions, Voice Leading Chord Scales, Enharmonic Chordal Substitutions, Fourth Voicings, Chromatic Guide Lines, Triad Over Bass Voicings, and much more! The best part of this book, however, is the unique and practical way the author takes modern harmonic concepts and shows you how to apply them in real music situations! Written for the intermediate to advanced music theory enthusiast who wishes to master this facet of music.
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Complete and Progressive Technique of Harmony (Volume 1)
By French composer Julien Falk (1902-1987) was a famous composition teacher at the Paris Conservatory. He wrote many popular theoretical music books, Complete and Progressive Technique of Harmony being no exception. Compiled in 1969, the first volume of Falk''s Complete and Progressive Technique of Harmony addresses voice ranges, realisation of figured bass, the rules of chorale writing and the most ideal chord progressions. Moreover, Complete and Progressive Technique of Harmony includes examples of homework which have been explained and corrected, commenting on how it could have been improved. Falk''s harmony theoretical guide is essential to all musicians undergoing advanced, harmonic musical studies.
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Hal Leonard Harmony & Theory - Part 1: Diatonic
George Heussenstamm, composer of more than 85 published works and author of The Norton Manual of Music Notation, taught college-level theory for several decades. Unable to find what he considered a suitable text, he wrote his own, honing it through practical classroom experience. It is now published for the first time as Hal Leonard Harmony & Theory. This book is designed for anyone wishing to expand their knowledge of music theory, whether beginner or more advanced. The first two chapters deal with music fundamentals, and may be skipped by those with music reading experience. Each chapter contains many examples that clearly illustrate the concepts presented. Written exercises at the end of each chapter allow the reader to test and apply their knowledge. Topics include: basic music-reading instruction; triads in root position; triads in inversion; cadences; non-harmonic tones; the dominant seventh chord; other seventh chords; and more.
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Hal Leonard Harmony & Theory - Part 2: Chromatic
This two-book series includes a wealth of material used to teach harmony and theory in college-level courses by George Heussenstamm, author of the Norton Manual of Musical Notation. Hal Leonard Harmony & Theory - Part 2: Chromatic introduces readers to modulation and more advanced harmonies, covering: secondary dominants; borrowed chords; the Neapolitan 6th chord; augmented 6th chords; 9th, 11th and 13th chords; and more. In addition to text, the book features many musical examples that illustrate the concepts, and exercises that allow readers to test and apply their knowledge.
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Harmony and Voice Leading Harmony and Voice Leading Vols 1&2
Edward Aldwell. A traditional music theory text for music majors in the required two-year long theory course. Based on the Shenkerian approach to music theory, Harmony and Voice Leading, Second Edition, provides a coherent point of view in teaching theory. Well chosen musical excerpts exemplify the theory under discussion, and all units have a generous quantity of exercises, more carefully graded in this edition to progress from easy to difficult. Workbooks provide additional drill and practice. The Second Edition features a one volume format so professors can more easily sequence their course when using the book. The workbooks continue in a two-volume format, each corresponding roughly to the first and second year of study.
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Harmony And Theory
A Comprehensive Source for All Musicians (Essential Concepts (Musicians Institute). This book is a step-by-step guide to MI's well-known Harmony and Theory class. It includes complete lessons and analysis of: intervals, rhythms, scales, chords, key signatures; transposition, chord inversions, key centers; harmonizing the major and minor scales; and more!
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Harmony, Counterpoint And Improvisation Book 1
Benjamin Dale, Gordon Jacob and Hugo Anson. This textbook offers harmony, counterpoint and improvisation as one organic course of study
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Harmony, Counterpoint And Improvisation Book 2
Benjamin Dale, Gordon Jacob and Hugo Anson. This textbook offers harmony, counterpoint and improvisation as one organic course of study
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Harmony For Class Teaching Book 1
Composer, conductor and educator Anthony Milner taught music theory at Morley College in London (Gustav Holst and Sir Michael Tippett have been Directors of Music there, among others), followed by positions at London University, King’s College London, Goldsmith’s College and the Royal College of Music. His music Voice has been described as ‘orderly but impassioned’ which can also be said of his pedagogy. This short – 54 pages – book studies music of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, from Bach to Beethoven, as an easy starting point for understanding of theory and harmony. Milner believed that the best method of teaching harmony was one-on-one at the Keyboard, but devised this book for an academic year’s class work as the next best option. The teaching is unassailable, though it is Milner’s own Voice that seasons the text with sound advice and gives the book is personable flavour. Of eccentrically personal music notation, he says, ‘Writing [music] is a means of communication, not of character portrayal. Write clearly.’ Of the narrowness of the material covered, ‘Let the knowledge of one small part of music be…a gateway to the love and understanding of the rest.’ Milner is a practical, characterful colleague in the teaching of music theory.
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Harmony Singing: Book & CD
If you've ever wondered how to create a vocal harmony part, this book is the perfect place to start. Susan Mazer teaches the basics of theory, how to listen to other parts as you sing, the easy way to make your own arrangements and more. You can try out what you learn with songs in traditional, folk, sacred, and popular styles, and explore the key composers, singers and groups who shaped the history of harmony singing. The included CD lets you hear the various types of harmony and sing along with examples in the book.
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Harmony Singing by Ear (CD)
by Susan Anders. 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. Songs on Harmony Singing By Ear: 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
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More Harmony Singing by Ear
by Susan Anders. This 3-CD set is the follow-up to Susan Anders’ Harmony Singing by Ear-- it uses her same successful method with seven more fully produced songs and accompanying teaching segments. Singers who have used Harmony Singing by Ear, and/or singers with with some harmonizing skill can deepen their harmonizing ability with these more advanced songs. One, two or more singers can learn two and three-part harmony singing above and below a melody. Vocal coach Susan Anders has used her how to harmonize method for over twenty years with pop, R&B, folk, rock and country singers, and Harmony Singing by Ear has been used by singers worldwide. More Harmony Singing by Ear includes: Three CDs with almost four hours of instructional narratives and fully produced music tracks. Music tracks with and without guide vocals. Seven pop, rock, and jazz songs; six songs arranged for 3 part harmony, one for 2 part harmony.
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Learn to Sing Harmony (Book/3xCD)
Taught by Cathy Fink, Marcy Maeser, Robin & Linda Williams. Now that these popular lessons are on CD, it's easier than ever to start harmonizing! Complete beginners will learn the theory behind harmony singing and get the ear training they need, while those with some knowledge will hone their skills and build repertoire. The vocal parts are recorded on separate channels for singing along with Cathy, Marcy, Robin and Linda. Songs: Stay All Night · Down by the Riverside · Bury Me Beneath the Willow · Broken-Hearted Lover · Red River Valley · Trouble in Mind · Careless Love · Leavin' Train · Down in the Valley · Turtle Dove · Little Darlin' Pal of Mine · Keep on the Sunny Side · Blues Stay Away from Me · Gold Watch and Chain · Amazing Grace · Goodnight, Irene · I'm Going to Sit at the Welcome Table · Long Journey Home · Good Old Mountain Dew · Hand Me Down My Walking Cane.
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Learn to Sing Bluegrass Harmony (2xCD)
Now You Can Learn How To Sing Two, Three & Four Part Harmony even if you never thought you could! For each song you will hear. Chorus of the song All together. Instructor singing the Melody. Instructor singing Tenor. Instructor singing Baritone. Instructor singing Bass. This course will teach you step-by step how to sing in harmony. You’ll also learn an easy way to figure out harmony singing parts from you guitar, so that you can learn the harmony parts to your personal favorites (not just the example songs in our course). Works for all vocal ranges high & low. Great for practicing in the car! You don’t need your hands. You’re all alone & no one can hear you sing. There’s nothing else to do on a long boring drive—so why not develop a skill that you can be proud of? It’s easy! Includes: Ain’t Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I ‘m Gone, Old Home Place, Fox On The Run, I Wonder Where You Are Tonight, House Of The Rising Sun, Banks Of The Ohio, Ramblin’ Letters, Someday We’ll Meet Again Sweetheart, Don’t That Road Look Rough and Rocky, On My Way Back To The Old Home, Hit Parade of Love, Walking In Jerusalem Just Like John, Chalk Up Another One, Ocean Of Diamonds, This Heart Of Mine, The Man in the Middle, Dark Hollow, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, I Saw the Light, Salty Dog.
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Learn to Sing Country Harmony (2xCD)
Now You Can Learn How To Sing Two, Three & Four Part Harmony even if you never thought you could! For each song you will hear, Chorus of the song All together. Instructor singing the Melody. Instructor singing Tenor. Instructor singing Baritone. Instructor singing Bass These courses teach you step-by step how to sing in harmony. You'll also learn an easy way to figure out harmony singing parts from you guitar. *Works for all vocal ranges high & low. Great for practicing in the car! You don't need your hands. You're all alone & no one can hear you sing. There's nothing else to do on a long boring drive-so why not develop a skill that you can be proud of? It's easy! Songs Include: All I Have to Do Is Dream Red River Valley Cryin' Time Fraulein Jambalaya Take Me Back to Tulsa Stay All Night Delta Dawn Tiger By the Tail Lyin' Eyes On the Road Again Goodnight Irene Daydreams About Night Things Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me Wild Side of Life Don't Fence Me In Amanda The Gambler Good Hearted Woman Country Roads Me and Bobby McGee Silver Wings Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You Ruben James It Must Be Love You Are My Sunshine This is also available in INSTANT DIGITAL DOWNLOAD! *All of our titles are available in download and our downloads are broken into individual songs if you don't want to buy the whole course. *FREE samples are available. All FREE samples are complete lessons.
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Learn to Sing Gospel Harmony (2xCD)
Now You Can Learn How To Sing Two, Three & Four Part Harmony even if you never thought you could! For each song you will hear. Chorus of the song All together. Instructor singing the Melody. Instructor singing Tenor. Instructor singing Baritone. Instructor singing Bass. This course will teach you step-by step how to sing in harmony. You’ll also learn an easy way to figure out harmony singing parts from you guitar, so that you can learn the harmony parts to your personal favorites (not just the example songs in our course). Works for all vocal ranges high & low. Great for practicing in the car! You don’t need your hands. You’re all alone & no one can hear you sing. There’s nothing else to do on a long boring drive—so why not develop a skill that you can be proud of? It’s easy! Includes: Going Up, Farther Along, It’s Me Again Lord, What a Friend We Have in Jesus, Prayer Bells from Heaven, Preachin’ Prayin’ Singin’, Happy on My Way, He Will Set Your Fields on Fire, Let the Sun Shine Down, Hallelujah I’m Ready, Gathering Flowers for the Master’s Bouquet, Heaven’s Light Shining on Me, Jordan, Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb, Over in the Gloryland, The Wicked Path of Sin, Life’s Railway to Heaven, Brush Arbor Meeting, Put Your Hand in the Hand, Just a Little Talk with Jesus.
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Learn To Sing Pop Harmony (2xCD)
Now You Can Learn How To Sing Two, Three & Four Part Harmony even if you never thought you could! For each song you will hear. Chorus of the song All together. Instructor singing the Melody. Instructor singing Tenor. Instructor singing Baritone. Instructor singing Bass. This course will teach you step-by step how to sing in harmony. You’ll also learn an easy way to figure out harmony singing parts from you guitar so that you can learn the harmony to songs of your personal choice and not just the songs from our courses. Works for all vocal ranges high & low. Great for practicing in the car! You don’t need your hands. You’re all alone & no one can hear you sing. There’s nothing else to do on a long boring drive—so why not develop a skill that you can be proud of? It’s easy! Includes: Rock Me On the Water, Muskrat Love, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Leaving On a Jet Plane, Bye Bye Love, Danny’s Song, Don’t Cross the River, Teach Your Children, Morning Sky, Nowhere Man, Wildfire, Longer Boats, Summer Breeze, You Ain’t Goin' Nowhere, Puff the Magic Dragon, Reason to Believe, I Believe in Music, If You Love Me Let Me Know, Hey It’s Good to Be Back Home Again. (2 Compact Discs in a double jewel case)
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Harmony Lessons, Bk 1: Note Speller 3
A practical volume to follow the SCHAUM NOTE SPELLER, Book Two. This is a book that can be used by instrumental and vocal teachers who want their students to know some of the essentials of harmony, but who haven't the time to teach it as a separate subject. Thus, a piano teacher, for example, can teach harmony in conjunction with the regular piano lesson. At the end of Book II, we have employed harmony in an accompaniment sense rather than in the traditional four-part harmony way. Transposition has been treated both melodically and harmonically.
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Novello Close Harmony Book 1: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Six popular classics by the likes of Cecil Mack and Cole Porter have been lovingly arranged as close-harmony songs for men's voices. Capturing perfectly the mood and spirit of the original Broadway favourites, David Nield presents a programme of guaranteed crowd-pleasers that continue to transcend fashion as the years go by, brimming with the swing and swagger of the Barbershop style. Arranged for a quartet of Alto, Tenor, Baritone and Bass voices, each piece includes a Piano accompaniment for easier rehearsal. Nield's ingenuous and effervescent writing sparkles with jazzy energy without ever becoming difficult to sing. The close-harmony style not only presents a uniquely satisfying and playful challenge to the singers, but will also delight and amuse audiences everywhere, no matter what the occasion! CONTENTS: Coburn & Rose: Whispering, Harbach/Kern: Smoke gets in your eyes, Jerome Kern: All the things you are, Parish & de Rose: Deep Purple, Rodgers & Hart: Blue Moon, Juan Tizol: Caravan.
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Novello Close Harmony Book 2: Anything Goes
Popular classics by the likes of Cecil Mack and Cole Porter have been lovingly arranged as close-harmony songs for men's voices. Capturing perfectly the mood and spirit of the original Broadway favourites, David Nield presents a programme of guaranteed crowd-pleasers that continue to transcend fashion as the years go by, brimming with the swing and swagger of the Barbershop style. Arranged for a quartet of Alto, Tenor, Baritone and Bass voices, each piece includes a Piano accompaniment for easier rehearsal. Nield's ingenuous and effervescent writing sparkles with jazzy energy without ever becoming difficult to sing. The close-harmony style not only presents a uniquely satisfying and playful challenge to the singers, but will also delight and amuse audiences everywhere, no matter what the occasion
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Novello Close Harmony Book 3: A Fine Romance
Popular classics by the likes of Jerome Kern and Fats Waller have been lovingly arranged as close-harmony songs for men's voices. Capturing perfectly the mood and spirit of the original Broadway favourites, David Nield presents a programme of guaranteed crowd-pleasers that continue to transcend fashion as the years go by, brimming with the swing and swagger of the Barbershop style. Arranged for a quartet of Alto, Tenor, Baritone and Bass voices, each piece includes a Piano accompaniment for easier rehearsal. Nield's ingenuous and effervescent writing sparkles with jazzy energy without ever becoming difficult to sing. The close-harmony style not only presents a uniquely satisfying and playful challenge to the singers, but will also delight and amuse audiences everywhere, no matter what the occasion!
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One Hundred Tunes For Harmonisation From The Great Masters
Melodies for harmonisation selected from the works of reputable composers. By studying music critically and by comparing answers with the originals, students will soon learn some of the characteristics that distinguish the harmonic languages of say, Bach and Schubert compiled by Paul Steinitz.
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Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky: Guide To The Practical Study Of Harmony
This volume presents a clear and thorough introduction to the study of harmony - a complete course in writing music featuring numerous examples and exercises.
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Riders In The Sky: Learn To Sing Western Harmony (DVD)
Learn to sing the Cowboy way with a team of true originals, the multi-Grammy winning Riders In The Sky! Ranger Doug, Too Slim and Woody Paul, with the help of Joey Miskulin, teach you the magical shimmering qualities of traditional three- and four-part singing using some of the greatest songs of the genre. The boys break down some of their favourite tunes, including Red River Valley and The Tumbling Tumbleweed. First you'll learn the basic melody, then tenor/soprano and baritone/alto lines individually before putting the whole thing together. Each song is performed several times, omitting each part in turn so that you can master your own choice of harmony. Before you know it, you and your friends will be singing these traditional close-harmony classics in a true and authentic style! Full music and notation are included in an accompanying booklet.
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Sing In Harmony With
Destiny's Child, Atomic Kitten, Sugababes, All Saints, The Spice Girls
Sing In Harmony with contains the music and lyrics notated on two staves for 2 and 3-part harmonies, plus soundalike backing tracks on the accompanying CD.
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Stylistic Harmony - Work Book
Stylistic Harmony presents a fresh approach to harmonic study and is supported by over three hundred practical exercises with many to be worked aurally first. The purpose of this book is to present the study of stylistic harmony as required for examinations – A Level syllabuses, university and music college entry requirements. Anna Butterworth's new book is designed to provide a businesslike and efficient presentation of all the harmonic and musical styles which are needed for A-level and university entrance ... illustrative material is copious and the exercises equally so.' (Times Educational Supplement). The new edition contains no major changes, but incorporates numerous corrections.
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Stylistic Harmony - Answer Book
Stylistic Harmony presents a fresh approach to harmonic study. This is the answer book to the second edition work book. Anna Butterworth's new book is designed to provide a businesslike and efficient presentation of all the harmonic and musical styles which are needed for A-level and university entrance ... illustrative material is copious and the exercises equally so.' (Times Educational Supplement). The new edition contains no major changes, but incorporates numerous corrections.
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The Gig Bag Book of Theory and Harmony
The ultimate compact reference book of theory and harmony. Contains essential, basic information relating to all aspects of music rudiments, counterpoint, harmony and orchestration. An excellent guide for both amateur, and professional musicians.
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The Heart Of Vocal Harmony - Emotional Expression In Group Singing
Deke Sharona's choral reference guide with a difference. While most choirs spend their rehearsal time focusing on notes, rhythms and precision, few discuss a song's meaning and feeling, even though those elements are precisely what draws people to the music in the first place. Thousands of books have been written about choral technique, teaching people how to sing technically well. What sets The Heart Of Vocal Harmony apart is its focus on honest unified expression and the process of delivering an emotionally compelling performance. It delves into an underdeveloped Vocal topic – the heart of the music and the process involved with expressing it. The Heart Of Vocal Harmony is not just for a cappella groups – it is also for Vocal harmony groups, ensembles, and choirs at all levels, with or without instruments. In addition to the process, the book features discussions with some of the biggest luminaries in Vocal harmony: composers, arrangers, directors, singers, and groups – including Eric Whitacre, Pentatonix, the Manhattan Transfer, and more.
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The Murphy Method: Harmony Singing Made Easy (DVD)
Teaches you to sing harmony by ear. Murphy and friends Bill Evans, Janet Beazley, and Chris Stuart join together to sing some beautiful trios and quartets. First you hear the three (or four) voices blending together, then you hear each harmony part sung separately. You learn your part by singing along with us. We sing several songs in three different keys so no matter what your vocal range you can try your hand at singing the lead part. Sometimes the men (Bill, Chris) take the lead; sometimes the women (Murphy, Janet) take the lead. With three keys to choose from, you can also find a harmony part to suit your voice.Along the way we offer some helpful hints such as "What key do I sing in?" "How do I find my harmony part?" and "How can I get a good blend?" At the very end Murphy and Bill break out their banjos for a rousing quartet version of "Over in the Gloryland." Very entertaining! If you've been wondering how to sing harmony, we've made it as easy as possible. Or as we say in Virginia, "It's as easy as pie." Read even more details on our blog. Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Bury Me Beneath the Willow, All the Good Times Are Past and Gone, Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky, Amazing Grace, Over in the Gloryland.
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The Nashville Bluegrass Band: Vocal Harmony Workshop (DVD)
Singing Bluegrass and Gospel Songs. The Nashville Bluegrass Band has astonished audiences with their powerful vocals and precision musicianship since 1984. Here they break down and analyze their renowned harmony singing techniques for all aspiring group vocalists. The NBB guides singers through their arrangements, from basic duets to stirring three-, four- and five-part harmonies, for these old-time country, bluegrass and gospel songs: "My Native Home," "Back Tracking," "Who's That Knockin'?," "To Be His Child," "Prodigal Son," "Two Wings," "I've Got A Newborn Soul." The NBB's mentors, The Fairfield Four, join them for a rousing harmony session at the close of this fabulous DVD.
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The Songwriter's Workshop: Harmony (Book/CD)
Part of the Berklee Press series of contemporary tutorials, this comprehensive book brings the art of songwriting up to date. Author Jimmy Kachulis covers all aspects of song construction, beginning with basic grooves and chord colours, through to much more advanced tonalities, pitch progressions and modulations. Each technical discipline is discussed in the context of song-craft, discussing notions of harmonic journeys, building sections and adding colour. Includes a CD packed full of examples to illustrate each lesson.
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Theory & Harmony for Everyone
A thorough, easily understood workbook of basic music fundamentals. Includes many examples and exercises, as well as an excellent section on harmony. Designed for individual group study. A good supplement to any basic method and a valuable text for any music student.
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Theory of Harmony Theory of Harmony
Arnold Schonberg. This harmony text ranges over such diverse subjects as nature, artistic creativeness, culture, and aesthetic theories of the past. The author writes of his fascination with sound; on the idea that musical order may be manifested in many inconcievable ways; and questions the need of order in music. Ninety music examples are included.
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Treatise On Harmony by Jean-Philippe Rameau
One of the most important books in the history of Western music. Written while Rameau was still a relatively obscure organist and music master at Clermont-Ferrand, the book received but one printing during Rameau's life, in 1722, shortly before he settled in Paris. The Traité was immediately recognized as a profound advance in musical theory, however, and it established Rameau's reputation as a theorist. His book was the first to codify those principles of tonality that were to dominate the music of the West for almost two centuries. Even today the theories of Rameau remain the basis for the study of harmony. Rameau's Traité de l'harmonie is divided into four books, the first of which presents the mathematical basis from which Rameau sought to derive his theories. Book Two may be considered the most important section of the Traité; in it Rameau generates his entire harmonic system from fundamental principles, explaining intervals, chords, and modes — everything, in fact, essential to musical composition in tonal style. Working from the principles developed in Books One and Two, Book Three treats the practical rules of composition, including such topics as harmonic modulation and chord progressions. Book Four concerns the practical art of accompaniment on harpsichord or organ, including the realization of a figured bass. Corrections added by Rameau in a supplement are included in the text, and all the musical examples have been reset in modern musical notation. In addition, two pages from a unique copy of the first issue of the first edition are given in facsimile. The translator's introduction discusses the history of the work, Rameau's mathematics, and his place in the history of music theory.
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William Lovelock: First Year Harmony Complete
This is the first of three books dealing with harmonic resource, covering all that is required in the way of chords and their decoration. rom the FOREWORD. In writing this book my aim has been not only to show the student how to manage and use the various possibilities, but also when to introduce them — a point which is obviously of prime importance. One so often encounters students who can talk glibly about the "treatment" of all kinds of chords, but who seem not to have the slightest idea of when to use them, or how to know when their use is implied in a given part. While the harmonisation of a melody or a bass is to a great extent dependent on the musical sensibility of the student, it has to be realised that certain melodic progressions imply, normally, certain definite harmonies, and these implications I have tried to make clear. Elementary work, at least, is largely compounded of commonplaces, and my object has been as far as possible to show how the underlying commonplace may be "spotted." An appendix on Figured Bass, for the benefit of those who use it in teaching, is published separately. It provides instruction and exercises on each chapter. The chapters and material have been arranged not only to provide a good grounding, but also to cover what is generally needed in the more elementary Harmony examinations, such as the paper work of the A.T.C.L., A.R.C.M., and L.R.A.M., and the whole book is based on my own practical experience in the teaching of Harmony. An attempt has also been made to show how exercises can be made reasonably interesting and flowing, by the early introduction of the unessential, and in particular Suspensions, which are often left to a later stage on account of their supposed difficulty. Actually they are easy enough to manage if dealt with on the lines indicated. The treatment of certain matters has been deliberately restricted and limited for the sake of clarity and simplicity; Modulation, for example, has been dealt with only in an elementary manner. The student is recommended to follow this book by my "Hints for Paper Work Candidates" (Hammond & Co. which will serve for general revision. Ample supplementary exercises are to be found in my "108 Exercises in Harmonisation", —W. Lovelock.
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William Lovelock: Second Year Harmony
This is the second of three books dealing with harmonic resource, covering all that is required in the way of chords and their decoration
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William Lovelock: Third Year Harmony
This is the third book dealing with harmonic resource, covering all that is required in the way of chords and their decoration. This book condenses the essentials of Form in such a way as to give a basis for further more detailed study of the subject. It covers, concisely, all the groundwork needed for diploma examinations (for which it has been primarily designed) and contains some short but useful notes on Vocal Forms.
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Yvonne Desportes: Precise Harmonic Analysis
This book intends to accompany and aid harmony and analysis classes at conservatoires and other musical institutions. Covering a wide range of aspects, Yvonne Desportes''s book succeeds in its intentions. As a student of Paul Dukas, Desportes (1907-1993) won the Premier Grand Prix de Rome for harmony in 1932. She then went on to teach at the Paris Conservatoire, compose over 300 works, and publish many music textbooks. Compiled in 1948, Precise Harmonic Analysis addresses intervals, modulations, chords, suspensions, appoggiaturas and échappées, among many other aspects. This book is essential to accompany all intermediate to advanced music studies.
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