How to Learn Singing “Big, Blonde and Beautiful” from Queen Latifah

Learning to sing a particular song can be an exciting and rewarding experience. In this article, we will explore how to learn and master the song “Big, Blonde and Beautiful” by Queen Latifah. This catchy and empowering musical number comes from the hit Broadway musical “Hairspray.”

One of the unique vocal techniques used in this song is belting. Belting is a powerful singing technique that involves singing in the chest voice with a full and resonant sound. It is often used in musical theater and pop music to convey strong emotions and create impactful moments. Queen Latifah’s rendition of “Big, Blonde and Beautiful” showcases her incredible belting skills.

If you’re new to belting or want to improve your technique, Singing Carrots offers a range of resources to help you. The article “Contemporary vocal techniques: Heavy modal, Twang, Belting” provides valuable insights into belting and other contemporary vocal techniques.

In addition to learning about the technique, it’s important to warm up your voice properly before attempting to sing challenging songs like “Big, Blonde and Beautiful.” Singing Carrots’ vocal warm-up exercises can help you prepare your voice and prevent strain. The video “Warm-up/Practice-starter: 3 Minute Warm Up” is a great resource to get you started.

Understanding the range of your voice is crucial when learning a song. Singing Carrots offers a vocal range test that can help you determine your vocal range and identify the notes that suit your voice best. Take the vocal range test here to gain insights into your voice.

Once you have familiarized yourself with the technique and warmed up your voice, it’s time to dive into “Big, Blonde and Beautiful.” Listening to and studying Queen Latifah’s original performance is essential to grasp the musical nuances and vocal inflections of the song. You can find the original performance on YouTube here.

As you practice, focus on the key elements of the song, such as rhythm, melody, and phrasing. Singing Carrots’ pitch accuracy test can help you refine your pitch and ensure that you are hitting the right notes. Take the pitch accuracy test here to improve your pitch.

In addition to these resources, Singing Carrots offers a range of articles and exercises that can support your learning journey. The links provided below will take you to relevant articles:

Learning a song like “Big, Blonde and Beautiful” requires dedication, practice, and a deep understanding of vocal techniques. With the resources provided by Singing Carrots, you can enhance your singing skills, improve your vocal technique, and master this empowering song. So get started, embrace your inner diva, and let your voice shine!