Learning to Sing “17 Again” by Eurythmics
“17 Again” by Eurythmics exhibits a unique vocal technique common in pop music known as Belting. Belting is a powerful, slightly aggressive vocal style that uses high chest register. It can be found in other songs such as “I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU” by Whitney Houston and “LET IT GO” by Idina Menzel.
Proper breath support is crucial for belting. It’s not about using more breath power, but proper balance between air pressure and vocal fold resistance. Overdo it, and you risk vocal damage. Getting it just right gives you the thrilling belt sound.
To practice and perfect belting, start with our Singing Comfort Zone video. It’ll help you understand and manage the shift from chest voice to head voice, a key component of belting. Also, make use of our interactive educational Pitch Training to improve your pitch accuracy.
Use the song search tool to find songs in your vocal range that employ belting. Doing so will not only enhance your belting skills but also increase your vocal flexibility.
“17 Again” demands accurate control over the vocal break. Vocal break is the transition point between chest voice and head voice. Master it, and you’ll smoothly navigate through highs and lows without straining your voice or breaking the flow. Eurythmics’s Annie Lennox masters this technique gracefully.
Belting, when done correctly, can transform your singing. However, please remember the golden rule of vocal health: if it hurts, stop. Practice consistently, let your voice rest, and ensure you warm up before attempting high-intensity singing.
Finally, enjoy the learning process. Singing is meant to be a joyful experience. Embrace the unique qualities of your voice and let it shine through the song. Happy singing!