Welcome to Colourchord
Thanks for checking out Colourchord!
Colourchord is a system for allowing any group of singers to sight-sing in four part harmony regardless of experience, using colour-coded lyric-sheets rather than musical notation.
There are some instructional videos below and the "online mixer" song samplers will help illustrate how it all works in practice, but in essence:
You have three “teams” (orange team, green team and purple team) and three chord colours (black, blue and red). Each team has a different starting note (indicated by their coloured dot) and different instructions for what to do for each chord colour:
Orange team stays put for black and blue, goes down for red
Green team stays put for black, goes up for blue and down for red
Purple team stays put for black and red, goes up for blue
It may perhaps seem a bit complicated on the page but the great thing is those patterns then work exactly the same for every song. All you need is for a few people in the group to know the melody of the song and away you go!
Simple four-part harmony for all
The Colourchord project has funding from Awards For All to see how the system might be useful for social singing, schools, choirs etc.
With thanks to Julian Cole for his brilliant audiomixer.io code.
To request some FREE printed A5 booklets (subject to availability) for your group please use the CONTACT US link below stating how many copies you would like and where they should be sent to. Free postage in the UK.
To get started with Colourchord read the How To Sing Colourchord instructions or watch the videos below.