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What's this vocal type called?

Post by kentaku_sama on Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:04 am

There is a type of vocal that is used VERY commonly where 2 or more people sing and the singers are combined to make a chord sound rather than both singing the same note. Mainly in pop music.
I think it's a bit tricky to figure out these on piano at first.
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Post by pianohama on Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:57 pm

kentaku_sama wrote:There is a type of vocal that is used VERY commonly where 2 or more people sing and the singers are combined to make a chord sound rather than both singing the same note. Mainly in pop music.
I think it's a bit tricky to figure out these on piano at first.

its called singing acapella ^^
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Re: What's this vocal type called?

Post by Christian on Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:17 pm

I dont think he means accapella. I think he means people singing in different registers, like they often do in musicals. In Norway its called "flerstemt" and "andrestemme". Translated that would be multivoicing and second voice, but that does not seem right. You know alto, bass, tenor etc. :p

Acapella is just singing without backuptracks/instruments.

And if thats not it, I bet its autotune. Smile

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Post by pianohama on Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:38 pm

Christian wrote:I dont think he means accapella. I think he means people singing in different registers, like they often do in musicals. In Norway its called "flerstemt" and "andrestemme". Translated that would be multivoicing and second voice, but that does not seem right. You know alto, bass, tenor etc. :p

Acapella is just singing without backuptracks/instruments.

And if thats not it, I bet its autotune. Smile

he means acapella, its when maybe one person sings while 3 others in the background are doing the accompaniement with "ooooh" and "aah" instead of having instruments as background

example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p31v_WdNNVA
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Re: What's this vocal type called?

Post by Christian on Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:17 pm

I know what accapella is, but I dont see that as the answer to what hes asking. Hes discribing two people singing the same thing but in different notes making it sound like a chord instead of a single tone. That does not really mean acapella. If he asked "whats it called when people sing the melody/backing track instead of using instruments" I would say acapella.

I unfortunatly dont know the English word for what I think it is, but Im pretty sure its "flerstemt".

If kentaku_sama could post a link to a video on youtube we could agree more easily.

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Re: What's this vocal type called?

Post by kentaku_sama on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:48 am

Sure, but I think one girl is starting on eb while the other is starting on Bb. Here's one video

Yes, I mostly listen to japanese and korean music.
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Re: What's this vocal type called?

Post by Christian on Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:10 pm

Its definetly not acapella.

I think its called singing in harmony.

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Re: What's this vocal type called?

Post by Caitlyn Voice Major on Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:32 pm

Im sure your thinking of Harmony.
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