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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Yeah that was the same for me, i merely put it down to a strange way that my memory was working it was a combination of my singing teacher and dad noticing one lesson I was working on a song and she said "is this one a bit too high for you? Let's try it down a semitone" so I started it again before she pressed the backing track, then she started testing me like " Sing me a top A" and we just did that for the rest of the lesson xD

    Edit: am also unsually good picking out harmonies etc

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    Having done music for about 7 years, I finally decided to look up what exactly a harmony is at least now I know :lol: but what exactly do you mean by picking out harmonies?

    Edit: kind of get what you mean, I can't spot harmonies at all :confused:

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    Having done music for about 7 years, I finally decided to look up what exactly a harmony is at least now I know :lol: but what exactly do you mean by picking out harmonies?

    Edit: kind of get what you mean, I can't spot harmonies at all :confused:

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    So if I heard a straight melody I'd be able to harmonise virtually straight away, above & below

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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    So if I heard a straight melody I'd be able to harmonise virtually straight away, above & below

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    Dayum son, I wish I could see into other people's minds and experience what it's like :lol:


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    Dayum son, I wish I could see into other people's minds and experience what it's like :lol:


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    I can't explain it, I don't even think about it

    Ok so my best example is (I just imagined the chorus line to "let it go" from frozen in my head) so trying to pick out a harmony my brain just whizzes up/down the scale super quick to find a corresponding note that compliments it. I'd normally have to hear a melody once and have about 15 seconds to find the harmony. I tend to find the higher one first, lower ones are harder for me!

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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    I can't explain it, I don't even think about it

    Ok so my best example is (I just imagined the chorus line to "let it go" from frozen in my head) so trying to pick out a harmony my brain just whizzes up/down the scale super quick to find a corresponding note that compliments it. I'd normally have to hear a melody once and have about 15 seconds to find the harmony. I tend to find the higher one first, lower ones are harder for me!

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    Still not 100% sure what exactly a harmony is, the definition on Google wasn't exactly specific (the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce a pleasing effect.) so isn't that just whenever there isn't an isolated solo...? The music I mostly listen to is rock/metal and so the bass guitar would be considered the lower harmony, right...?


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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    I can't explain it, I don't even think about it

    Ok so my best example is (I just imagined the chorus line to "let it go" from frozen in my head) so trying to pick out a harmony my brain just whizzes up/down the scale super quick to find a corresponding note that compliments it. I'd normally have to hear a melody once and have about 15 seconds to find the harmony. I tend to find the higher one first, lower ones are harder for me!

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    ^this! I've never been able to explain that to people! Except I'm kind of the opposite in that I find the lower ones first- possibly because I'm an alto so am used to singing below the melody?


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    (Original post by furryface12)
    ^this! I've never been able to explain that to people! Except I'm kind of the opposite in that I find the lower ones first- possibly because I'm an alto so am used to singing below the melody?


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    Yeah it's a weird explanation but I'm glad you know dem feels xD
    Ahh yeah I was always a first soprano by preference although I could go quite low into the alto range - I bet you're right,it will be to do with that

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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Still not 100% sure what exactly a harmony is, the definition on Google wasn't exactly specific (the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce a pleasing effect.) so isn't that just whenever there isn't an isolated solo...? The music I mostly listen to is rock/metal and so the bass guitar would be considered the lower harmony, right...?


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    So consider the guitar, if it's standard tuning the bottom string is E right? But if you play the chord of E there are extra "harmonics" in there, as in its a more rounded, fuller sound because there are some notes in the chord that aren't a straight E.

    So do the chord E on the guitar and strum each string individually. The bottom, third and top strings are the ones actually sounding an E of different octaves. The rest of the strings are filling in the harmonics

    Does this make better sense? Am awful at the old explaining

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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Yeah it's a weird explanation but I'm glad you know dem feels xD
    Ahh yeah I was always a first soprano by preference although I could go quite low into the alto range - I bet you're right,it will be to do with that

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    Yeah I'm similar, an alto but in school was always soprano 2 as I was the only one that could read the harmonies, and can vaguely get into proper soprano range if I need to!


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    (Original post by furryface12)
    Yeah I'm similar, an alto but in school was always soprano 2 as I was the only one that could read the harmonies, and can vaguely get into proper soprano range if I need to!


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    Aye it's basically the exact opposite for me! We had an abundance of altos and hardly any first sopranos so I filled the spaces really I miss choir so much !

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    (Original post by rachelc142)
    Aye it's basically the exact opposite for me! We had an abundance of altos and hardly any first sopranos so I filled the spaces really I miss choir so much !

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    Same! In another one now but it's nowhere near as good or interesting to go to, not least it's with adults rather than 14-18 year olds so I don't really fit in any more! Hoping that'll all change when I go to uni though, hopefully you'll find one too! :yep:


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    Same! In another one now but it's nowhere near as good or interesting to go to, not least it's with adults rather than 14-18 year olds so I don't really fit in any more! Hoping that'll all change when I go to uni though, hopefully you'll find one too! :yep:


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    Aww right yeah, you'll definitely be able to find a good one at uni! Aw thanks

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    (Original post by furryface12)
    How fast do you normally get to sleep if you're saying that already?! :eek: Or maybe it's just me that's weird cus I'm used to it taking hours



    Same! Although people I've spoken to with it just seem to find it annoying in that respect because nothing ever sounds right, guess you would after a while :dontknow:


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    It's more I know the feeling I have when I won't be able to sleep!
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    It's more I know the feeling I have when I won't be able to sleep!
    Oh ok that's fair enough then! Hope you do at some point


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    Can't sleep. Have to be up at 7. Guess it's an all nighter for me.

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    Can't sleep. Have to be up at 7. Guess it's an all nighter for me.

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    Join the club :holmes:
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    Is this true?

    Do we find out whether we have been accepted or rejected by our firm/insurance university choice 1 week before results day?
    Or do we just find out on results day itself? @track
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    Is this true?

    Do we find out whether we have been accepted or rejected by our firm/insurance university choice 1 week before results day?
    Or do we just find out on results day itself? @track
    Not true. Track just updates the morning we get results, normally at about 7:30ish I think.


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    Is this true?

    Do we find out whether we have been accepted or rejected by our firm/insurance university choice 1 week before results day?
    Or do we just find out on results day itself? @track
    I heard they get our results one week before we do but they aren't allowed to tell us what we got


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    (Original post by Bude8)
    I heard they get our results one week before we do but they aren't allowed to tell us what we got


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    Yeah this is true I think. Isn't IB results day like a month before A-Level results day?
 
 
 
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