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close harmony

Music 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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We hope to be able to expand into Westboro and share our love of close-harmony singing with audiences there.
There's room for it all, he says, as long as folks stick to the formula--precise four-part, unaccompanied close-harmony singing, with the lead or melody appearing in the second voice and rising over a romantic, intimate, and conversational lyric, the mushier the better.
Sharpened up since its tryout at Amas, this nostalgic tribute to the regional greats of rhythm and blues and soul music incorporates more than 39 songs (eight of them original) into a heart-tugging storyline about three young guys from Philadelphia, Detroit (by way of Chicago) and Memphis (by way of Nashville) who meet up at Apollo auditions in 1980 and go on to form a close-harmony singing group.
Their distinctive, close-harmony singing became their trademark and survived musical fashion and family rifts.
According to the scriptwriters of Blackadder, we live in a ghastly place where huge gangs of sinewy men roam the valleys, terrorising people with their close-harmony singing.