Vocally distant singing
Not easy but technology allows us to harmonise across time and space.
Just put your headphones on and sing along with your part; record it on your phone and send me the result, with or without a movie – I’ll try and stitch the bits together. It’s vital that you sing along with the track and that you record with headphones on – I really don’t want to hear the track on the recording!
Sloop John B
Try this backing track – the key is a bit lower than the original!
We’ll do a bit every week – what can possibly go wrong? Well we could do it all in the ridiculous Freddie Mercury key and have to start again!!!!!!
Here’s the intro:
A great song by John and Michelle Phillips – a good one to start with as, a) we all know it, b) it has great harmonies and c) it’s easy!
See below the scores for the four sections of the choir – it doesn’t matter which one you choose I’ve used the traditional labels of soprano, alto, tenor and bass – but my choirs have ladies in all sections and men in quite a few.
I made a backing track to sing along with and different recordings for each part – if you listen to the audio tracks you will hear one part played much louder than the others. I will try and do a vocal version soon.
I have scored all the parts in treble clef – don’t worry if you can’t read music – just do it by ear. The Tenors get the tune. One day the Altos will get a tune. One day.
Sing whatever part suits you. Get in touch with questions – I could do a FaceTime or Zoom session for sections. I will send a message out and let you know.
Soprano Vocal Demo
Alto Vocal Demo
Tenor Vocal Demo
Bass Vocal Demo
Full Score and Backing Track.
The Ensemble so far:
Full vocal demo Jeepers Creepers Full score
Sop demo Jeepers Sop
Alto Demo Jeepers Alto
Tenor Demo Jeepers Tenor
Bass Demo Jeepers Bass