More Harmony Singing by Ear: Vocal Arrangement Details

  • Lean On Me (Bill Withers)
    Key of C
    Upper Harmony
    Melody
    Lower Harmony

    The arrangement includes parallel, call-response, and block chord harmonies.

  • Proud Mary (John Fogerty)
    Key of F
    Upper Upper Harmony
    Upper Harmony
    Melody

    Parallel harmony throughout. The melody is closer to the Creedence version but includes a variation from the Ike & Tina Turner version in the third verse.

  • It Doesn't Matter Anymore (Paul Anka)
    Key of C
    Upper Harmony
    Melody
    Lower Harmony

    Parallel harmony throughout. The melody is based on the Linda Ronstadt version.

  • Teach Your Children (Graham Nash)
    Key of D
    Upper Upper Harmony
    Upper Harmony
    Melody

    Parallel, non-parallel, and counter-point harmony. The harmonies are what Crosby, Stills and Nash sang, in their original key.

  • Gone Gone Gone (Don & Phil Everly)
    Key of G
    Melody
    Lower Harmony

    Parallel & non-parallel harmonies. This is the vocal arrangement done by Alison Kraus & Robert Plant, in their key.

  • Baby, Baby All the Time (Bobby Troup)
    Key of B
    Upper Harmony
    Melody
    Lower Harmony

    Parallel, non-parallel, and jazz/blues harmonies. The melody is based on the Diana Krall version.

  • Drive My Car (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)
    Key of C
    Melody
    Lower Harmony
    Lower Lower Harmony

    Parallel, non-parallel, seconds, and jazz harmonies. These are the Beatles' harmonies, with an additional harmony added during the sections where George dropped out or sang unison with John. One step lower than the original key.

Comparing Harmony Singing by Ear and More Harmony Singing by Ear

Harmony Singing By Ear

Beginner-intermediate harmonies 
Step-by-step instruction 
All necessary basic music theory is explained 
Eight shorter song versions 
Similar song arrangements: 
(Melody with a lower harmony and upper harmony)

More Harmony Singing By Ear
 

Advanced beginner-advanced intermediate harmonies 
Slightly faster moving instruction 
Knowledge of beginning music theory knowledge is helpful 
Seven longer song versions 
Varying vocal arrangements: 
(The melody is not always the middle part)

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