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close harmony

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close-harmony singing

(Music, other) a type of singing in which all the parts except the bass lie close together and are confined to the compass of a tenth
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close′ har′mony

harmony in which all voices occur within an octave.
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'Eighty Days Around the World' crossed with 'James Bond' crossed with 'Gardeners' Question Time', with mimes, charades, shadow puppetry, close harmony singing - sometimes rather too close - and musical interludes by large men playing big music on small instruments.
I'm sure they'll have everyone up dancing - including me!" According to renowned musician and songwriter Dave Stewart, The Glamophones are reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters, a prolific and hugely successful close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras.
There will be a concert at 3pm by acoustic jazz-folk ensemble Coast Road, specialists in close harmony singing, and, as a grand festival finale, Glastonbury regular Rachael Dadd will perform with her band at 7.30pm.
The Solihull father and sons group reached the finals last year with their close harmony singing.
Rather than change direction, they've actually just taken what made them interesting in the first place; their blend of the exotic rhythms, close harmony singing, electronic beats and sci-fi lyrics, and ramped them up to create a distilled version of their own sound.
with their first single, ultimately selling over 100 million records), the basic sound coalesced into a tightly arranged and highly sophisticated product utilizing much close harmony singing and arrangements that were, by the standards of the day, complex and musically subtle.
It's meant to be about finding someone who is suitable to perform at the Royal Variety Show and I'm pretty sure the Queen would rather listen to some close harmony singing than watch Paddy and Nico, who I found excrutiating, or a rap duo.
Everly, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his brother in 1986, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, mastered the art of close harmony singing in his family's country group as a child.
And for a capella close harmony singing, they set the standard.
"Pete saw us on the show and, when he met Mark, he mentioned he thought our close harmony singing would work really well with the 80s synthesised music that was going on at that time.
The Hull-based vocal group, The Watersons - siblings Norma, Mike and Lal plus cousin, John Harrison (later replaced by Martin Carthy) - set the benchmark for close harmony singing in the genre from the early 60s after first being involved in the skiffle boom.
Tonight The Puppini Sisters fill Birmingham's Town Hall with retro-chic and their 1940s-style close harmony singing, delivered with thoroughly contemporary attitude and a swinging band in support.