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ryanlikealion 02-22-2009 11:12 PM

Vocal Harmonies!!!!
 
I sometimes get side tracked from drumming and fantasise about being a singer. I'm craving vocal harmonies at the moment.

Can anyone recommend some good vocal harmony listening??? I'm looking for ideas for a side project. I'm open minded to any ideas and am willing to take influence from any era (be it contempory or ancient), style (folk/jazz/world music.)

Thanks

Ryan

Guz2 02-22-2009 11:42 PM

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Try Iron Maiden

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jonescrusher 02-22-2009 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Guz2 (Post 544268)
Try Iron Maiden

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Lol, not an obvious choice but I suppose they're in there. Beach Boys would be a natural starting point, lest you wish to enter in to the murky world of the barbershop quartet...

TheGroceryman 02-23-2009 12:48 AM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J0O8wTzvIc

B e a utiful!!!!! song. We played a concert band version of this piece at our area all state concert. My god, its so powerful. The harmonies are amazing!!!!!!! especially the ending. However, one needs patience to listen to this type of stuff.

On another note, try to get a hold of a recording by the a capella group "Take 6." They do a little something with a song called "seven steps to heaven." Sooooo good. The bass singers actually sound like bass guitars. really good stuff.

ryanlikealion 02-23-2009 12:27 PM

Re: Vocal Harmonies!!!!
 
Thanks for these replies. Not spent a great deal of time listening to Iron Maiden so im going to look into it. I lve the beach boys already - apparently there is a version of pet sounds without any instrumentation on it.

These are interesting suggestions - keep them coming!

efpob 02-23-2009 02:32 PM

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Jimmy Eat World usually have some nice harmonies going on

jamndrummer 02-23-2009 02:34 PM

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Listen to the BeeG's or Queen.

Mediocrefunkybeat 02-23-2009 02:36 PM

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Ralph Vaughan Williams Mass. Just do it. I listened to the Halle Choir (my girlfriend is in the choir) perform this a couple of weeks ago and it blew my mind.

gusty 02-24-2009 12:22 AM

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The beatles are the first pop band that come into my mind. Also, every single choir in the world.

GRUNTERSDAD 02-24-2009 12:51 AM

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Queen
Boys To Men
Backstreet Boys _ Sorry
98 Degrees
Lady Smith Black Mambazo

razorx 02-24-2009 05:19 AM

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[quote=GRUNTERSDAD;544667]Queen
Boys To Men
Backstreet Boys _ Sorry
98 Degrees
Lady Smith Black Mambazo[/QUOTE

check out simple plan. live stuff and the new album

FlyingBuddha 02-24-2009 10:09 AM

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You should check out A Perfect Circle, their vocalist is pretty great. He's now become a somewhat arrogant person though, rather hate him, I miss the old Maynard, back when he didnt seem to give a crap. Also check out the bands Incubus and The Mars Volta (But only their first album though; "De-loused in the Comatorium") TMV's vocalist is quite amazing, especially in that album too.

Naigewron 02-24-2009 10:31 AM

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Def Leppard. They pull them off live too.

Royal 02-24-2009 10:57 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ryanlikealion (Post 544254)
I sometimes get side tracked from drumming and fantasise about being a singer. I'm craving vocal harmonies at the moment.
Can anyone recommend some good vocal harmony listening???Thanks
Ryan

We play some Boston & some Foreigner oldies.
They sound good......but took some work from us to get good vocals.

Deltadrummer 02-24-2009 12:16 PM

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Styx always had great vocal harmonies and could pull them off live. The Temptations, Isley Brothers, Those 70's guys groups: Four Tops, O'jays, Chi Lites, Commodores, Earth Wind and Fire, all those great doo wop groups from the late 50s early 60s: Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Platters, Little Anthony, Crosby Still and Nash, The Eagles, Ricky Skaggs or any blue grass. I forgot The Mamas and the Papas.

secondXheartbeat 02-25-2009 04:06 AM

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The Good Old War!

They also play as Anthony Green's backing band if you're familiar with his work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9b6T...eature=related

yenraBdellikI 03-17-2009 03:39 AM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1GPT...rom=PL&index=2

If you watc Scrubs, you'll freak when you see this. But really, they're actually really impressive. Check out some of their other stuff. I bought their CD.

drumac 03-17-2009 07:28 AM

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I'm going to second the Beach Boys and The Beatles. There is also a version of Pet Sounds that includes all of the tracking. The Making of Pet Sounds. It is really cool to hear those songs being built. It may be helpful to you to hear how he adds harmonies as he goes along in the recording process. And as for the Jimmy Eat World post, you can't go wrong with their album Clarity.

Mr. Dyck 03-19-2009 09:16 PM

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Sweet had amazing harmonies and guitarist Andy Scott hits some high notes that are not natural for most men. KISS always had good harmonies too. I've always liked bands where all the members sing.

drumnoob 03-19-2009 09:46 PM

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For vocal harmonies, try Stryper.

Ian Williams 03-19-2009 10:59 PM

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Check:
Robert Plant - Led Zeppelin.
Rob Halford - Judas Priest.
Ian Gillan - Deep Purple.
Ian Astbury - The Cult.
Freddy Mercury - Queen.
Jon Anderson - Yes.

drumnoob 03-20-2009 05:17 PM

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Or try Rockapella. You know, the ones who sang Carmen Sandiego? And they did a sweet a capella rendition of the Folger's jingle.

Mr. Dyck 03-22-2009 07:43 PM

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The Bare Naked Ladies have got some amazing harmonies too.

The Big Beat 03-22-2009 09:32 PM

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