Sing Harmonies Song Information

 
All Sing Harmonies songs are produced by Tom Manche at Studio X in Nashville, TN.

July 2017: We've added ten new songs plus
the correct version of "One Love" to the Song Store. if you purchased "One Love" previously tap "restore purchases" in the Song Store to download it for free. More details on that are on the Tech Help page.
 
Here are the ten new songs:
 
Take it Easy
Because (Beatles)
Down to the River to Pray
Helplessly Hoping
Imagine
The Longest Time (B. Joel]
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Loves Me Like a Rock  
Mary Don't You Weep
Joy to the World (Carol)
 
Stream audio versions of six of the songs on the Home Page. These six are public domain songs. Due to licensing restrictions we can't stream audio samples of the other songs available on the app.
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Amazing Grace

Key: C/F
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Alto, Tenor, then Soprano
Arrangement Notes: The song is in two keys, and the melody is harmonized three different ways. Different voices sing the melody at different times during the song. The three upper voices sing parallel harmony throughout.


Baby (J. Bieber)

Key: Eb (original key)
Difficulty Level: Easy
Who Sings the Melody: Soprano
Arrangement Notes: The harmonies from the Justin Bieber version are here, plus some additional harmonies. The rap section is not included in this arrangement.


Because (The Beatles)

Key: C# Minor (original key)
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Advanced
Who Sings the Melody: Alto
Arrangement Notes: These are the original Beatles harmonies which are mostly parallel harmonies, with an added bass part. The unusual chords, sustained notes and melismas make these harmonies trickier. The harpsichord intro has been shortened.


Bridge Over Troubled Water

Key: Db
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Advanced
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: All of the parts are fairly rangy: the alto sings down to Gb below middle C. the arrangement includes block chord oohs, parallel and chromatic harmonies.


California Dreamin'

Key: Bbmin: A minor third lower than the original
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: These harmonies are the same as the original Mamas and Papas harmonies, in a 4-part version. The Mamas and Papas layered more vocals on the original version. The flute solo in the middle isn't included.


Call Me Maybe

Key: G (original key)
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Who Sings the Melody: Alto
Arrangement Notes: The harmonies from the Carly Rae Jepson version are here, plus some additional harmonies.


Call Your Girlfriend (Erato)

Key: Bb (Erato's key)
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
Who Sings the Melody: Alto
Arrangement Notes: The app version uses Erato's a cappella cover version as a model, not the original version by Robyn. Daisy & Stella sing two parts from the Erato version. The upper three harmonies are the same as Erato's, mostly parallel harmonies throughout. We've added a bass part to create a 4-part version. Erato's version is performed a cappella plus cups percussion: we've added a music track to the app version. There are many free tutorials online if you want to learn the cups part.


Can't Help Falling in Love

Key: C
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
Who Sings the Melody: Alto
Arrangement Notes: Mostly parallel harmonies throughout, with some call-response harmonies in the bridge. The feel is 12/8, like the Elvis version but at a faster tempo.


(Take Me Home) Country Roads

Key: G (a whole step lower than the original)
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: The soprano sings the original harmony part on the verses and the coda, the alto sings the original harmony part on the choruses and the bridge. Additional parallel harmonies have been added for the other voices, along with some added "Oohs" in the bridge and some call-response harmony in the last two choruses.


Deck the Halls

Key: F (traditional key)
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Soprano
Arrangement Notes: These are the traditional 4-part harmonies, with a couple of modifications to simplify the parts. All three verses are included.


Don't Stop Believing

Key: G
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: The harmonies from the Journey version are here, plus some additional harmonies. This is not the Glee arrangement, but some of those harmonies are included.


Down to the River to Pray

Key: D (A whole step lower than the Alison Kraus version)
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
Who Sings the Melody: Alto
Arrangement Notes: The harmonies are inspired by the version in "O Brother Where Art Thou" and include parallel and "Ooh" harmonies.


Drive My Car

Key: C
Difficulty Level: Moderate/Advanced
Who Sings the Melody: Soprano
Arrangement Notes: Includes parallel, non-parallel, and jazz harmonies. These are the Beatles' harmonies, with an additional harmony added during the sections where George dropped out or sang unison with John. The key is one step lower than the original.


Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)

Key: E
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
Who Sings the Melody: Alto
Arrangement Notes: The three upper voices sing parallel harmony through much of the song, with some call and response harmonies in the refrain. Three verses of the song are included.


Happy Birthday

Key: F/C
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor, Alto, then Soprano
Arrangement Notes: The song is in two keys. The melody is harmonized three different ways as the melody moves to a different voice with each refrain.


Helplessly Hoping

Key: G (original key)
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: These are the harmonies from the original Crosby Stills & Nash version: the soprano sings Graham Nash's part, the alto sings David Crosby's part, and the tenor sings the Stephen Stills lead. There is one variation from the original at the end of each chorus: on "they are three together" the alto and tenor switch parts from the original so the alto part doesn't sing too low for a typical alto range. There is an added bass part.


If I Fell

Key: Eb (1/2 step higher than the Beatles version)
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor on the intro, Soprano for the rest
Arrangement Notes: The app version includes the original Beatles parallel and non-parallel harmonies, with the tenor singing John's lead in the intro, and the soprano singing Paul's lead for the rest of the song. To create a 4-part version we added an alto part that moves above and below the tenor part, and we added a bass part.


I Get Around

Key: F (a whole step lower than the Beach Boys version))
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Soprano on the chorus, Tenor on the verse
Arrangement Notes: These are the original Beach Boy harmonies, arranged for four voices. The soprano sings the lead on the chorus, the tenor sings the lead on the verses. We've included the solo section and modulation from the original, and added some backing harmonies on the verses.


Imagine

Key: G (the John Lennon key is B)
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
Who Sings the Melody: Soprano
Arrangement Notes: This arrangement includes parallel harmonies throughout the song.


Joy to the World (Christmas carol)

Key: D (traditional key)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Who Sings the Melody: Soprano
Arrangement Notes: This version includes the traditional harmonies.


Lean On Me

Key: C
Difficulty Level: Easy
Who Sings the Melody: Alto
Arrangement Notes: Parallel harmony throughout much of the song, with some "Ooh" harmonies in the bridge.


(The) Lion Sleeps Tonight

Key: F (original key)
Difficulty Level: Easy
Who Sings the Melody: Soprano
Arrangement Notes: The harmonies are inspired by the original Tokens version.


(The) Longest Time (B. Joel)

Key: Db (a whole step lower than the original)
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: On the original version Billy Joel sings up to six vocal parts. This four-part arrangement includes the lead and three of the harmonies from his version.


Loves Me Like a Rock

Key: E (the Paul Simon key is G)
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: Most of the harmonies from the Paul Simon/Dixie Hummingbirds version are here in this 4-part version. The arrangement includes call-response and parallel harmonies.


Mary Don't You Weep

Key: Bb (Take 6 key)
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Alto
Arrangement Notes: This arrangement is inspired by the Take 6 version, but the lead melody and harmonies have been simplified. It includes call-response and parallel harmonies. Unlike the Take 6 version, the bass singer in this arrangement sings parallel with the tenor and soprano.


O Holy Night

Key: C
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Soprano
Arrangement Notes: These are the traditional 4-part harmonies. The soprano melody goes to a high G at the end, but a lower note can be substituted if necessary.


One Love (Bob Marley)

Key: A (a whole step lower than the original)
Difficulty Level: Easy
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: This includes the parallel and call-response harmonies from the original version, plus some added "oohs" on the verses. There are sometimes two overlapping Bob Marley parts on the original, which we've combined into one tenor part.


Over the Rainbow

Key: C
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: The alto parallels the tenor melody throughout.


Peaceful Easy Feeling

Key: E (original key)
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: the 4-part harmonies here are very close to the Eagles' version, but aren't exactly the same: we added more "oohs" in Verse 1 and added a bass harmony throughout. The harmonies are mostly block chord "ooh" and parallel harmonies.


Proud Mary

Key: F
Difficulty Level: Easy
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: The three upper voices sing parallel harmony throughout the song. The melody is closer to the Creedence version but includes a variation from the Ike & Tina Turner version in the third verse.


Rockin' Robin

Key: E (A minor third lower than the original)
Difficulty Level: Easy
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: This version is slower than original version, with typical doo-wop harmonies throughout: lots of "Tweedley-deet"s and "Tweet-tweet"s. All the sections from the original are included, but aren't repeated as often.


Rolling in the Deep

Key: Cmin (original key)
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Who Sings the Melody: Alto
Arrangement Notes: The harmonies from the Adele version are here, plus some additional harmonies.


Silent Night

Key: A
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Soprano
Arrangement Notes: These are the traditional four-part harmonies.


Since I Fell for You

Key: C
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Soprano
Arrangement Notes: Mostly block chord "ooh" and parallel jazz harmonies throughout, with some call-response harmonies in the bridge.


Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Key: C
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
Who Sings the Melody: Alto
Arrangement Notes: Traditional harmonies, with parallel and call-response harmonies throughout.


Take it Easy

Key: F (the Eagles key is G)
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: This arrangement includes most of the original Eagles harmonies, including parallel and "Ooh" harmonies. There are some added "Oohs" on the verses. The intro has been shortened and the solo section isn't included.


Teach Your Children

Key: D (original key)
Difficulty Level: Easy
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: Parallel, non-parallel, and counter-point harmony. The harmonies are what Crosby, Stills and Nash sang.


Tracks of My Tears

Key: C (the original key is G)
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Tenor
Arrangement Notes: Mostly block chord oohs in the verse and parallel harmonies in the chorus and bridge.


Wade in the Water

Key: Cmin
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
Who Sings the Melody: Alto
Arrangement Notes: The three upper voices sing parallel harmony throughout most of the song.


We Three Kings

Key: A
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Soprano
Arrangement Notes: These are the traditional 4-part harmonies.


What Child is This (Greensleeves)

Key: E minor
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner/Moderate
Who Sings the Melody: Soprano
Arrangement Notes: These are the traditional 4-part harmonies, with a couple of modifications to simplify the parts. The chorus melody for this song has two traditional variations: in E minor it's sometimes sung with an C# and sometimes with an C. Our soprano sings the version with C#. We've included all three verses.