Easy Vocal Harmony

From: Easy Vocal Harmony
by Camille van Niekerk

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In this video, instructor Camille van Niekerk covers:
1. Singing a note other than the one being played or sung (the most fundamental skill needed in order to harmonize)
2. Choosing a harmony that sounds good with BOTH the melody and the chords
3. The "rule of thirds" in harmonizing: walking up or down a third from the melody to find a harmony part, and then following the shape of the melody 
4. Building a harmony part from scratch using "Auld lang syne" and "Jingle bells" (both in the key of C)

Instructor: Camille van Niekerk

Camille van Niekerk is a singer, writer and vocal instructor in Southern California. Camille began studying voice and performing in musicals at age seven. In 2010, Camille began working towards her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University. She then earned her teaching credential from San Diego State University and taught classroom choral and instrumental music. Shortly after moving to LA county, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. She is constantly refining her skills and methods for greater versatility and effectiveness. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with the L.A. Choral Lab and Ensoma Creative. She lives in San Diego with her husband and loves going to the beach, practicing yoga, reading, and cooking.