Chasing Cars – this is what we’ve decided to record. We’ll go through the harmonies and also the style in which I’d like you to sing it. I’d like you ALL to record the yellow/green and then pick one other part to record.
Each part/colour has a specific conducting you tube video to follow and a folder to drop your audio into. It’s fairly straightforward. Please make sure your files are mp3 or m4a audio files.
You’ll need to record into a separate device from the one that you are watching the you tube video on to make sure you get a clean recording with no backing track – I can’t use them otherwise. Choose a quiet room with no dogs/washing machines/small children etc!
You can choose to record more than one part if you’d like a challenge. They will all need to be separate files sent to the correct folder please.
I won’t terrify you all by posting all the harmonies until I’ve taught them. There are 7 parts – you only have to learn one!!! I can’t tell you which part will suit you best – only you will know that. I’d always suggest picking your favourite and the one you like most which doesn’t strain your voice in either direction.
I’ve arranged this in 3 parts -with just a tiny weeny little high bit at the end for the reds. The greens are actually quite high too. The blue isn’t that low. Any guys with really low voices could optional try the Yellow part an octave lower….
If you’re planning to learn this from the website, here’s how to go about it. I’d listen first to the ‘ALL’ version, then find your colour and listen to that on it’s own, singing along. Then go back to the ‘ALL’ version and see if you can hold your part.
It’s call and response, so the reds/yellows start (call) and the greens/blues respond – in harmony.
This song has a MASSIVE range which is why I usually sing it towards the end of a session to give people time to warm up their voices! Don’t ever stretch to notes you know you can’t hit, either high or low. Over time, your vocal range will develop and your range will naturally expand… if you look after your voice.
The tune for this is taken by the yellows and the greens – it’s quite a strong tune. The recording below has the red harmony added so you can hear where it goes. It’s VERY high!
I’d suggest learning your part on it’s own first. The tune is obviously the easiest. Then you can attempt to keep your part as you sing along with the whole thing….