How to Learn Singing “Anyway” by Martina McBride
If you’re a fan of Martina McBride and want to learn how to sing one of her iconic songs, “Anyway,” you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of mastering this powerful ballad and provide you with practical tips and resources from Singing Carrots to help you along the way.
The Unique Vocal Technique in “Anyway”
“Anyway” is known for its powerful and heartfelt delivery, which requires a strong vocal technique. One of the unique vocal techniques used in this song is belting. Belting is a technique where a singer uses their chest voice to sing high notes with a lot of power and intensity. Martina McBride expertly demonstrates this technique in “Anyway,” especially during the soaring chorus.
To master the belting technique, it’s essential to understand proper breath support, vocal resonance, and control. Singing Carrots provides valuable resources to help you develop these skills, such as:
- Breath Support – Learn how to control your breath and support your voice.
- Resonance in Singing – Understand how to achieve vocal resonance for a powerful sound.
- Contemporary Vocal Techniques: Heavy Modal, Twang, Belting – Discover more about belting and other contemporary vocal techniques.
Practical Advice for Learning “Anyway”
Learning a song like “Anyway” requires dedication and practice. Here are some practical tips to help you along your singing journey:
- Listen to the original recording: Familiarize yourself with Martina McBride’s interpretation of “Anyway” by listening to the original recording multiple times. Pay attention to her phrasing, dynamics, and emotional delivery.
- Study the lyrics: Dive deep into the lyrics of “Anyway” to understand the message and emotional nuances of the song. This will help you connect with the lyrics on a personal level and deliver a heartfelt performance.
- Analyze your voice: Use the Voice Analyzer tool provided by Singing Carrots to assess your vocal range and identify the parts of the song that might challenge you.
- Warm up your voice: Before singing “Anyway,” warm up your voice with vocal exercises such as humming, lip trills, and sirens. You can find warm-up exercises in the Singing Carrots Pitch Training module.
- Practice with vocal exercises: Use the Singing Carrots resources specifically designed for developing vocal techniques used in “Anyway.” For example, the Mixed Voice video will guide you in finding a balanced blend of chest voice and head voice, necessary for executing the belting technique.
Other Songs to Explore
If you enjoy singing “Anyway,” you might also appreciate other songs that feature the belting technique. Here are a few popular examples:
- “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
- “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” by Jennifer Hudson
- “The Power of Love” by Celine Dion
Studying these songs and vocal techniques used by other artists can further enhance your understanding and execution of the belting technique.
Remember, learning a song takes time and effort. Pace yourself, be patient, and enjoy the journey. Singing Carrots’ Educational Singing Course can complement your learning process by providing comprehensive lessons on singing theory and practical tips.
Now, go ahead and give “Anyway” your best shot. Sing with passion, connect with the lyrics, and let your voice soar!