Learning to Sing ‘Colour Spectrum’ by Coldplay
Coldplay’s “Colour Spectrum” beautifully showcases the technique of vocal resonance to create the haunting, echoing effect familiar to listeners of this song. Vocal resonance is all about how the sound is amplified and enriched by different resonating areas in your vocal tract. To learn more about vocal resonance, refer to our article on this here.
Songs like Adele’s ‘Set fire to the Rain’ and John Legend’s ‘All of Me’ also make effective use of resonance, allowing for that rich, full sound we have come to associate with these artists.
Getting Started with Learning the Song
Before singing a song, it’s important to analyze your voice to identify your vocal range and see how well it aligns with the song. If you haven’t yet, you may perform a vocal range test to find out the highest and lowest notes you can comfortably sing.
Once you know your range, our song search tool can help you adjust the transposition of ‘Colour Spectrum’ to match your vocal range perfectly.
Focusing on Resonance
To mimic the vocal resonance in ‘Colour Spectrum,’ start by practicing open-throat singing. Our article on why to open your mouth and throat while singing provides more information about this.
Next, focus on your breath support. Good breath management is key to maintaining stability and control while singing. If you need guidance on this, refer to our article on breath support.
Other Help on Your Learning Journey
Don’t forget to warm up your vocal cords before practicing the song. The 3 Minute Warm Up video is a good start. You could also improve your pitch accuracy with our pitch accuracy test, and track your pitch in real-time, determining whether you are hitting the notes of ‘Colour Spectrum’ with our vocal pitch monitor.
In addition to these tools, our 21-lesson singing course provides a comprehensive introduction for beginners or a solid refresher for seasoned singers.
Finally, keep your vocal health in check. Avoid straining your voice and always prioritize proper singing techniques that protect your voice. More about vocal health can be found in our article here. Have fun learning, and remember, practice makes perfect!