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Harmony melodies and "Norwegian Wood" as an example
21 May 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo
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It's not singing, but a song where you really need both guitar parts for it to sound right is Layla. The interweaving of Clapton's and Allman's parts is so essential to the song.

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21 May 2014
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Funny Paper
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@ Matt Busby, I guess I meant relatively easy.  I'm not that good at maintaining or even locating a harmony.  With a song like "Two Of Us" there's no way I could figure out the harmonies by ear -- I'd have to see it notated on paper/screen and then I would painstakingly pick out the notes on my guitar to learn it.

Yes, "Rainbow Trout" has some female voices coming in toward the end.

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12 September 2014
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Funny Paper said
...I don't know much about harmonies, but I think the typical and "easy" way to do it is just add the third above whatever note is sung for two-part, and for three-part, add the fifth above.

Where harmonies get interesting is where they vary this with fourths, sevenths, ninths -- and most ingeniously the second (like singing D right on top of C) or a dissonance with a B natural plus the C right above it for a Cma7 effect perhaps.

@Funny Paper, thanks for your harmony 101 lesson; that is the kind of analysis I like to read in this forum, analyses of texts or music I can learn from. Cheers,

Oudis.

12 September 2014
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Funny Paper
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Thanks Oudis, I've seen lots of interesting discussion on various aspects of music here over the years since I've been here.  I'd encourage anyone who has recently joined to spend some time rummaging around in the old topics throughout the forum.

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