Learning to Sing “American Boy” by Estelle
“American Boy” is a popular song by British singer Estelle, known for its blend of pop, R&B, and hip-hop elements. One key vocal technique used in this song is the Twang, a technique that increases vocal intensity without strain.
Twang is a vocal technique often used in contemporary music styles. It characterizes a bright, focused vocal sound that cuts through noisy environments. Also used in famous songs like “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston and “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus.
This Twang Exercise video will provide you with a practical guide to learn and practice this technique.
Applying Twang in “American Boy”
Estelle exhibits Twang to maintain the energy of the song while not straining her voice in the high and fast paced chorus. While practicing, take note of articulation as well as it adds to the overall style of the song. This article on Articulation will serve as a good reference.
Using Singing Carrots Tools
Identifying your vocal range is crucial before trying to sing a song like “American Boy”. Use the Vocal range test to determine your voice type. Furthermore, employ the Vocal Pitch Monitor to observe how well you’re hitting the intended pitches.
Practice and Improve
Remember, singing isn’t just about hitting the right notes, it’s also about conveying the song’s emotion. This article about singing with intuition, skills, and emotion will help you understand this better.
Lastly, practice makes perfect. Keep training with the Pitch Training tool and gradually see your singing improve over time.
Learning to sing “American Boy” can be an enjoyable process filled with new discoveries about your own voice. Keep practicing, stay patient, and most importantly, have fun!