Jump to content

First Try Singing Acapella w/ Myself - The Parting Glass

Rate this topic


Slow Start
 Share

Recommended Posts

I heard this song recently, and was inspired to arrange my own acapella version on the fly. Came up with a 4 part harmony and sang along for a little today. I think this would be an awesome thing to actually finish as well...

It made me pay a lot of attention to onsets with the mmmm's.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Sounds great. Consider throwing some reverb on it. A capella group vocals like reverb. :cool:

This summer I'm planning to work on a bunch of group a capella stuff as well. Making group a capella recordings is such a great vocal challenge, in so many ways.

If you plan to continue on this path, have a listen to this, it's a clip of some isolated Beach Boys vocal arrangements. Very eye opening.

Also download the Bohemian Rhapsody multitrack (available somewhere on the net?) and you can listen to each individual part (sort of) in that case, you'll learn a lot from that too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That was cool, Slow. I didn't expect that you could do celtic melody and harmony. I am impressed.

And if I could make a request, I think it would be way cool if you could do the original arrangement of "Whiskey in the Jar," as recorded by Luke Kelly and the Dubliners. Check it out on you tube. You have the right range to sing it like Luke did.

Or even just arrange it for one guitar.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the advice, Owen. I'll definitely keep the harmony reverb in mind when I record a full over of this one.

I had fun recording... needed a click track and still had to snap my fingers to tighten up the timing. It is definitely challenging. I just REALLY wanted a proper acapella track to sing the melody to, hah.

Thanks for the compliments, Ron! I didn't know I could do celtic melody and harmony either! 'Twas very enjoyable to figure out. The Dubliners song is very interesting... different than my usual, but still really enjoyable. Love the narrative quality to the lyrics. The song definitely sounds in range for me... So glad folk music doesn't have a bunch of C5's and stuff!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks for the compliments, Ron! I didn't know I could do celtic melody and harmony either! 'Twas very enjoyable to figure out. The Dubliners song is very interesting... different than my usual, but still really enjoyable. Love the narrative quality to the lyrics. The song definitely sounds in range for me... So glad folk music doesn't have a bunch of C5's and stuff!

That's what can make it a challenge. I think most anyone can actually manage a C5 somehow. But all that mixing in the 4th octave, that what gives most people, including tenors, fits.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...