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The narrator explains how instrumental harmonies can be introduced to a composition by using chords, drones or by combining two melodies. A group of students called Onyx, from The Earls High School in Oxley explain how they compose and arrange songs to include vocal harmonies. A range of musical examples are provided, including music by The Corrs and the all-female vocal group Black Voices.
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26 May 1999

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used as part of a topic on vocal music. Teach students a simple 2 or 3 part vocal harmony song. Once students have done this then set them the challenge of harmonising a pop song.