Three part vocal harmony info? (CSNY)
Does anyone know a good source of information about three part vocal harmony? (In the tradition of what came out of the Everly Brothers two part stuff--Buffalo Springfield, CSNY, Gram Parsons?)
(On a Giga site, I find myself asking this. Well, the musicians I meet here seem to have a wide range.)
I understand the basics of constructing chords, but don\'t understand much about the way the voices move in 3 part vocal harmony. Does anyone know of good sources of information, such as books with transcriptions?
Some of the places I get lost:
Does 3 part vocal harmony follow just the basic rules of any 3 part song?
Am I correct in believing that basically the voices sing the first, third, and fifth? And the chord inversion is chosen usually to keep the lead note in the middle?
Is there usually a preferred interval for the baritone and tenor in each possible variation? (In other words, if the melody note is the third, does the baritone fairly regularly go to the first, and the tenor to the fifth? I understand that there are no absolute rules, here. I\'m more concerned with the conventions of this specific style.
Seems problematic. If essentially, an inverted chord is always being sung, and the lead, which I understand to usually be the middle voice, leaps up to a high note, does the tenor get pushed into the soprano range?
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