Presenting WORSHIP BAND DYNAMICS PROGRAM :: VOCAL TRACK.
Creative Worship Vocal Harmony Lessons in Singapore.
Testimonial from harvester community church, singapore
The workshop could have been better if it is longer however our vocal team was able to understand the basic of harmonising of the different part. Through this bonding workshop I found the important to know others gifting and to tap on each other. I was able to practise this during our expression time. To have another musician to practise with us for our harmonising part.
I went into the vocal workshop with the expectation of learning how to sing as one voice with other vocalists and learn how to sound “fuller”. Mr Daniel from Kingdom Music taught us how to prepare our voices to sing freely and how to listen out for one another — the latter is especially important if we want a blended and rich voice as a worship band. The use of familiar and popular songs also made the session enjoyable and easy to follow along
OVERCOMING CHALLENGES OF SINGERS
These are the 5 Top Obstacles that singers face.
Weak fundamentals = Not breathing correctly, using diaphragm support and projection
Clarity = Lacking diction and voice projection
Creativity = Unable to recognise and use the different type of voices, placements and air flow
Harmony = Not able to harmonise to the leading melody, especially when it at a uncomfortable range singing the melody.
Fluidity = Restricted to one backing track instead of singing with a live band
Types of Voices
There are 4 types of voices which are the most commonly used -
Chest Voice - The most comfortable range for a given singer. Most commonly heard and used sound but there’s no real way to define it
Falsetto - An airy sound and usually starts with “h-h-h” sound before you can produce the actual note
Head Voice - Similar to falsetto but it has a clear and almost solid tone. It can also be produced at a higher volume
Mixed Voice - Links the quality of the warmer, stronger and lower chest voice with the brighter and higher head voice.
LEADING WITH YOUR VOICE
The Worship Band has 2 key leaders - The Lead Singer and the The Drummer.
God created every individual uniquely and there are no hard and fast rules on what is the best singing style. Only by understanding your voice, you can then apply the different techniques into songs, leading people to humbly bow before God and to lift His name high through praise and worship.
HARMONISING WITH YOUR VOICE
Harmonising can be simplified and demystified. We will run through the various effective methods of vocal harmony. All these are imparted with the intention of supporting and enhancing the leading melody.