How to Learn Singing “5 To 9” from Dolly Parton

Learning to Sing ‘9 to 5’ by Dolly Parton

In Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’, the unique vocal technique used is twang, creating a sharp, clear, and edgy voice necessary for country music. This vocal technique is also popularly used in songs like ‘I Will Always Love You’, also by Dolly Parton, and ‘Jolene’ by Miley Cyrus.

Understanding Your Voice through Twang

Twang adds clarity and strength to the voice, without adding strain, an aspect evident in Dolly Parton’s performance [see reference]. Get a hang of this technique by watching this How to Twang Exercise video.

Mastering the Song Structure

Start by listening to ‘9 to 5’ and identifying song parts like verse, chorus, and bridge. The more you indulge in the song, the better your delivery will be. Understand the melody and the rhythm and start familiarizing yourself with the lyrics.

Perfecting your Pitch

Parton’s ‘9 to 5’ is a great song to learn pitch accuracy. Use the Pitch Accuracy Test to find how accurately you hit the notes in the song. You can check your sung notes on a virtual piano with the Vocal Pitch Monitor.

Practice Makes Perfect

Start by warming up with basic vocal exercises like Humming and 3 Minute Warm Up. Then, in parts, learn to sing ‘9 to 5’. Begin with the verses, then progress onto the chorus, and finally, the bridge.

Test Your Performance

Once you’re comfortable singing ‘9 to 5’, test yourself using the Song Search tool on Singing Carrots. Compare your vocal range with Dolly Parton’s and other singers using the Famous Singer’s Vocal Ranges tool.

In Conclusion

Learning to sing ‘9 to 5′ requires patience, repeated practice, and understanding of the unique twang vocal technique. Always have fun and stay patient; remember, each singer’s journey is unique. With Singing Carrots’ tools and resources, combined with your determination, mastering ‘9 to 5’ is within your grasp!