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Worship Team Training

Worship Team Training

Worship Team Training serves church worship ministries by providing live workshops and online resources. Visit our main site at: www.worshipteamtraining.com
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#ThursdayTraining #Vocals #WorshipLeading #WorshipTeam Do your singers ever forget their parts? Which harmony lines are they singing anyway? How were they sung? It’s not you, it happens more often than you think. Just like the human brain, when we don’t write something down, or if we don’t actively think about it, we forget it. Another problem... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
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Do your singers ever forget their parts? Which harmony lines are they singing anyway? How were they sung?
 
It’s not you, it happens more often than you think. Just like the human brain, when we don’t write something down, or if we don’t actively think about it, we forget it. Another problem occurs when we practice all our parts, the day of service arrives and it’s Sunday-Freeze! The bigger issue: where did the harmony go?
 
To get the most of this post, be sure to see Episode 11-4-14 Vocal Lesson with Stefanie Kelly, featuring the song by John Mark McMillan, “How He Loves”: http://buff.ly/1tFCFlF
 
What is harmony and how do you sing it? Think of harmony as a compliment to the melody. It’s sung behind the vocal melody lead, giving a chordal sound, producing a 2 or 3 note chord.
 
Harmony can be approached in multiple ways. It can be sung on a 3rd above the melody or higher, as well as by a 4th or 6th below the vocal lead. All in all, harmony is to line up to the primary note – the melody.
 
Where do we sing harmony? Best places (not all the time) is typically on the 2nd time Verse, mainly Chorus and Bridge sections. Overall, the use of harmony should be sparse.
 
It’s very powerful and should be used as an effect not a cause. When you listen to your favorite solo artist/band recording, generally, you will hear harmony in the middle of the song and towards the end. Good harmony is like a good song; it should tell a story and have shape. Start small and leave room to go big.
 
What are spaces? Spaces are found in the lyrics between words and phrases. For instance, in the video, Stefanie and I both took a shot at harmonizing on the Chorus section. Instead of harmonizing to every word, we chose just a few words. You want to highlight and emphasize certain lyrics that emphasize the song’s meaning.
 
What else can you do with harmony? Create counter melodies and lines. Think of them as mini melodies that compliment the main vocal lead. How do they work? They are short little phrases or snippets from the melody of a section: Verse, Chorus and/or Bridge. 
 
After deciding which snippet you like, you can sing them as an underscore to the desired part. This is similar to back-phrasing. You hear this on many contemporary recordings today, but use with caution. The little melodies you choose must fit in the chord structure of the notes. Also, add in vocal textures lightly by volume and pitch. If not, the notes may clash with the band or other vocal parts. 
 
The main goal is to enhance the melody for the congregation. Be careful to not detract from the lead, nor to draw attention to yourself.
 
Let’s put this all together, using the song example, “How He Loves.” You will find this in the video (link below) #4 Counter Melodies.
 
Take the first line of the Chorus: “Oh, how he loves us…” Grab this little melody and expand the Oh— over four notes, and continue “how he loves us” (see video below for actual notes and placement).
 
Once we outline this mini phrase, sing it under the entire Chorus. Try to hear how the counter melodies fit with the entire structure. Pay attention to how the harmonies are sung. Keep them on pitch, relaxed and focused.
 
Most of all, listen more than what you sing. There’s more you can do from here, this is just a start to get your creative juices going.
 
Want more vocal tips? WATCH Episode 11-5-14 #TrainingTracks with Stefanie Kelly Right Here: http://buff.ly/1tFCFlF
 
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WE ARE LIVE! Join us here: http://buff.ly/1EiNoXO Episode 11-5-14 #TrainingTracks :: Vocals Where Did The Harmony Go? Special Guest: Stefanie Kelly What’s that…? Sing it again…How did that go….? Ohhhhh mannnnn! Does this sound like your worship team singe
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WE ARE LIVE! Join us here: http://buff.ly/1EiNoXO Episode 11-5-14 #TrainingTracks :: Vocals Where Did The Harmony Go? Special Guest: Stefanie Kelly What’s that…? Sing it again…How did that go….? Ohhhhh mannnnn! Does this sound like your worship team singers when trying to learn a harmony part, let alone the main melody? We all face the common... - http://worshipteamtraining.tumblr.com/post...
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Episode 11-5-14 #TrainingTracks :: Vocals
 Where Did The Harmony Go?
 Special Guest: Stefanie Kelly
 
What’s that…? Sing it again…How did that go….? Ohhhhh mannnnn! Does this sound like your worship team singers when trying to learn a harmony part, let alone the main melody? We all face the common struggle to get things right. So how do we get the harmony down and make it right?
 
Join us for another edition of #TrainingTracks with Branon Dempsey and from our WTT Hangout - Special Guest Stefanie Kelly!
 
In this episode we will cover topics such as:
 
How to Retain Parts
 Improve Your Memory
 How to Compliment the Melody
 Making the Most of Practicing Harmony
 
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