How to Learn Singing “Break My Stride” from Matthew Wilder

Learning to Sing “Break My Stride”

Singing “Break My Stride” by Matthew Wilder can be a tricky endeavor, mainly due to its use of the ‘twang’ technique. Twang is a sharp, clear vocal timbre that is somewhat nasally. Wilder uses it consistently throughout this song. It is also present in Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie” and in “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses. To master twang, check out this Twang Exercise video.

Before starting, determine your vocal range using this test. Understanding your range is crucial when learning a song like “Break My Stride,” which requires versatile pitch control. You can find detailed information on different voice types here.

Effective breathing technique is also important. Research shows that using active and passive breathing basics can support your singing. For an in-depth understanding, check out this article on breath support. Combine this with the correct use of your voice registers and an open mouth and throat for the best results.

Last but not least, remember to take care of your vocal health. Instead of straining your voice to reach high notes, use resonance to amplify your voice. Singing with vibrato can also help to relieve tension and avoid vocal damage.

To practice your pitch accuracy, play our Pitch Training – Educational Singing Game and use the Vocal Pitch Monitor to observe your progress. With time, you will be better able to control your voice and master the song