How to Learn Singing “Aftershocks” from Aaron Tveit

Learning to Sing ‘Aftershocks’ by Aaron Tveit

“Aftershocks” is a beautiful song performed by Aaron Tveit, and it uses specific vocal techniques that we can explore. Aaron Tveit uses a very interesting blend of chest voice and head voice in this song, moving easily from one to the other, which is a great way to express the emotional depth of the song.

Understanding the Song’s Structure

To start, it is essential to analyze the structure of the song. Understanding the melody, lyrics, rhythm, and dynamics will help you to interpret it in your unique style. Our article on how to learn a song effectively gives a detailed overview of how to do this.

Identifying the Vocal Technique

The key vocal technique in “Aftershocks” is the use of mixed voice. Aaron Tveit wonderfully blends chest voice and head voice, particularly in the chorus section. If you are unfamiliar with voice registers, make sure to check our article on voice registers & vocal break.

Other songs using this Technique

Applying a similar vocal technique, many pop and rock artists, including Mariah Carey in ‘Emotions’, and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, in ‘Dream On’, have effectively used mixed voice. This technique allows a smooth transition from low to high notes, enabling singers to reach higher pitches without straining their voice.

Practical Advice and Exercises

To practice this technique, first warm up by using our 3 Minute Warm-Up video. You can then try out the voice break exercise to better control your transition from chest to head voice. These exercises will help you gain control over your voice and let you move between registers more smoothly.

Once you’re comfortable with these basic techniques, use our Pitch Training tool to improve your accuracy and our Vocal Range Test tool to find out if this song is a good pick for your vocal type. Finally, using our Vocal Pitch Monitor, you can monitor your progress in real-time and troubleshoot any off-key notes.

Avoiding stress and maintaining good vocal health is equally important when practicing, check this article on vocal health for more on that.

Remember, patience and regular practice will help you build your ability to replicate this brilliant vocal technique. Happy practicing!