25/08/2014
We are pleased to feature Cool Kids, Trouble With My Baby and How Will I Know among the 55 tracks in Instrumental Version that have been added this week on Karaoke Version. Discover the latest Backing Tracks as made famous by Echosmith, Paloma Faith, or Sam Smith.
11/08/2014
We are pleased to feature Break Free, Lay Me Down (Acoustic) and Keep Us Safe among the 32 tracks in MP3 instrumental karaoke that have been added this week on Karaoke Version. Discover the latest Instrumental Version as made famous by Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, or Carrie Underwood.
04/08/2014
We are pleased to feature Brand New Day, Big Girls Cry and Get Her Back among the 31 tracks in Instrumental Version that have been added this week on Karaoke Version. Discover the latest Backing Tracks as made famous by Kodaline, Sia, or Robin Thicke.
01/08/2014
Summer is ideal to practice your singing on your free time or sing along with friends at sunset.

In order to help you keep up the good work, Karaoke Version offers you a 20% discount in August on all your orders, any section, with the discount code SWEETSUMMER.

Whether you want to sing the latest releases, practice an instrument or get a unique customized track for your next performance, we've got you covered, at a discounted price. Check it out now!
29/07/2014
As amateur or semi-professional singers, we all are curious about the vocal harmonies gracefully distilled in Simon & Garfunkel or The Beach Boys pieces for instance.

Such associations are the result of vocal harmony, a science that's as efficient as tricky to perform. Indeed, this technique requires a little bit of knowledge of the music theory (chords, key)... or at least a very good ear.

Vocal harmony consists in doubling the lead vocals, with the same rythme and most of the time the same lyrics, but on a different note. A vocal harmony usually has a lower volume to make sure it does not disturb the lead vocals.

In order to create a vocal harmony, you need to know the chord of the melody. You can find them by playing the chords on your favorite instrument (or find them online). Those chords are made of several notes together.

Most of the time, the chord is made of 3 notes together : the fundamental, the third (4 semi-tones above, 3 if the chord is minor) and the fifth (7 semi-tones above). For instance, a F would have F as a fundamental, A as a third and C as a fifth. Doing a vocal harmony for an F will then be about singing an A to get the third of a C for the fifth.

By extension, a G chord is composed of a G, a B (third) and a D (fifth). To harmonize the lead vocals in G, you can either sing the B or the D.

This is just a basic harmony, and many of them can be found to create a richer harmony. However, this technique is a first step towards more complicated patterns (and you probably won't need to get there to find a great harmony).

In addition, training your ear to recognize and build harmonies is necessary to master this technique. Indeed, karaoke is an ideal way to do so, allowing you to add your voice on top of the lead vocals and try different patterns according to your taste and mood.