As I’ve mentioned probably too many times, I go to a weekly open mic night with friends. More often than not what I do is sing harmony to someone on lead, to the point that I have a nickname of “harmony trollop.” Sometimes, for me, it’s much more satisfying to create a neat or just pretty harmony rather than sing melody. I do it in the car, in the shower, in my head walking around the mall, etc. I’ve realized there are songs I particularly enjoy harmonizing to, especially if it means adding a third harmony. These songs include:
“Anybody Else But Me” - The Odds
“Fred Jones, part 2” - Ben Folds
“Mystery” - Indigo Girls
“Love’s Recovery” - Indigo Girls (actually, most IG songs)
“Ticket to Ride” - The Beatles
So my questions for you are:
If you are someone that can harmonize without any trouble, do you prefer to do that, given the choice of that or melody?
Do you have particular songs that you like to add harmonies to?
Do you have any fun stories about singing harmony? (I have a fond memory of an impromptu “Amazing Grace” in three part harmony with 2 guys at a party, all of us properly drunk.)
If you do karaoke, do you find yourself doing harmony from your seat along with whomever is up singing?
Yeah, I’m a dork. What’s it to ya?