Greetings My Singing Ukulele and Guitar Playing Friends!
We’re back with more thoughts on harmony singing. It’s a pleasure to be here with Claudia Eliaza. She’s my favorite person to sing with and she somehow makes it all look so easy. In this lesson we’ll take a look at the Huddie Ledbetter AKA Lead Belly song Bring Me A Little Water, Sylvie as well as the Scottish classic Wild Mountain Thyme. We’ll talk about how we come up with parts and we’ll also discuss briefly how to transpose a song into a different key and why that can sometimes be a good idea. Since the theme of our adventures here is Social Music, I encourage you all to sing while you play. There can be negative messages about our vocal abilities that we’ve carried around with us (usually from some childhood experience) that prevent us from belting out the tunes. Let’s shed any thoughts that keep us from this joyous experience! As they say, if you can talk, you can sing. And I would add, if you can sing, you can sing in harmony.
Have some fun with this and please let me know how it goes!!
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Bring Me A Little Water Sylvie
Loop 1:24 What You Will Learn Today
Loop 2:33 Breakdown of Harmony Singing Bring Me A Little Water Sylvie
Loop 9:32 Practice Loop of Bring Me A Little Water Sylvie Harmony Singing
Loop 12:25 Breakdown of Up Verse Harmonies For Bring Me A Little Water Sylvie
Loop 16:43 Introduction To Wild Mountain Thyme and Transposing Chords
Loop 20:36 Practice Loop of Wild Mountain Thyme
Loop 22:03 Breakdown and Closing Thoughts