How to Sing Harmony

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To learn how to sing harmony, click “load piano” and select a song in the app above. To hear a part individually, click the S,A,T, and B buttons to eliminate voices.

This is also available as an app for Apple and Android. Make sure your device is not on vibrate!

This project is to help you learn how to sing harmony. In music, harmony is generally a note or a line of notes that accompanies another note or line. This harmony part of the music enhances the melody, or subject, of a musical texture. A harmony part is by nature less prominent. Because of this, you can always tell when it’s there, but you can’t easily pick it out and sing it. This takes practice and discipline, but we at Music Interactive believe that just about anyone and learn how to sing harmony. They just have to be taught!

When learning how to sing harmony you need music to practice with. This music has to be easy enough to be able to get results. Whether or not you like churchy stuff, church is the best place to go for this. Traditional Christian hymns generally have simple rhythms and melodies that can be quickly learned and harmonized with. We can use this to guide our voice through musical gestures common to your particular vocal range.

how-to-sing-harmonyIf you’re religious, singing in four part harmony (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) is a great way to connect spiritually with God and other believers. If you’re not religious, there is still no better way to learn how to sing harmony. Go ahead and dive in; pick a song and have fun! The rest of this will be religious musings, so there’s no need to read further.

Learning how to sing harmony is important for Christians

Song is not just an extra help to our prayer life, it is a necessary element. In fact, most of the prayers in the Bible are songs. Mary’s prayer in Luke 1 seems to have been some sort of song. Exodus 15 explicitly states that Miriam’s prayer was a song. Although the Bible doesn’t say that Moses actually sang his lengthy prayer in Deuteronomy 32, it does indicate that he was at least reciting a song. Oh, and let’s not forget the Psalms: the longest book of the Bible, which is completely dedicated to prayer through music.

how-to-sing-harmonyAll of the spiritual giants in the New Testament are seen praying through music in scripture. Matthew 26:30 very clearly states that Jesus sang with his disciples, and the phrase “they had sung” presupposes that they sang something they knew; in other words, they sang it more than once before. Acts 16:25 states that Paul and Silas were singing hymns and praying in prison. Ephesians 5:19 (NIV) says, “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord…” Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” James 5:13 “Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.” As I hope you can see, prayer and song seem to go together more often than not. Our prayer deficiency is partly caused by a singing deficiency. Prayer and song are the same spiritual discipline.

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