How to Learn Singing “Boring” from blink-182

How to Sing “Boring” by Blink-182

“Boring” by Blink-182 is a fast-paced punk rock song which demands a powerful chest voice and an expanding vocal range. However, it also offers a great opportunity to practice your heavy modal voice and develop your articulation. In this guide, we’ll show you how to tackle this song head-on using various tips, techniques, and tools from Singing Carrots.

Understanding the Song

The first step is to understand the melody, harmony, and rhythm of the song. This will provide you with the necessary foundation to study the song in-depth. In order to consider whether this song fits your vocal range, we suggest using the vocal range test.

Vocal Exercises

The song’s rapid pace calls for impeccable breath control and articulation. You could practice active and passive breathing as explained in our breathing basics article. This can also be paired with the Farinelli breathing exercises.

Pop punk style often involves vocal distortion. Though this technique adds a certain grit to your singing, it’s crucial to do so safely to avoid vocal strain. Our guide on safe vocal distortion can help you add that punk edge to your voice without hurting it.

Articulation and Twang

Proper articulation is crucial to capture the fast-paced punk spirit of this song. You can improve your pronunciation and diction with the help of Finger Bite, a video exercise on articulation.

Punk rock often utilizes the Twang vocal technique, which gives the vocals a bright and piercing sound. If you’re new to Twang, don’t worry, our exercises will get you started.

Take Your Time

Remember to take your time getting comfortable with the song’s rhythm and your vocal techniques. Don’t shy away from mimicking the emotions carried by the lyrics and melody, as singing is not only about hitting the right notes, but also conveying the emotions embedded in the song. Lastly, to keep track of your singing improvement, consider utilizing our Vocal Pitch Monitor.

Where To Use This Song

“Boring” by Blink-182 is a versatile song that can be used in a variety of settings, whether it’s karaoke night, a talent show, or a band gig. Once you’ve mastered it, you’ll have another powerful addition to your singing repertoire.