How to Learn Singing “Cry” from Kelly Clarkson

Learning “Cry” by Kelly Clarkson

“Cry”, a popular song by Kelly Clarkson, is known for its emotional depth and vocal demands, perfect for singers who want to challenge themselves and explore a new level of vocal skill. The song uses a unique vocal technique called belting, which is used in many pop and rock genres. Some other popular songs where belting is used include “Defying Gravity” from Wicked, and “Dream On” by Aerosmith.

Belting Technique

Belting is a technique where the singer pushes their chest voice above its natural limit, producing a powerful, emotive sound. To learn and practice belting, try the Singing Comfort Zone exercise video and ensure you have a good grasp of your vocal registers.

Analyzing the Song

Before singing, analyze the range and pitch requirements of “Cry” with the help of our Song Search tool, and reference the article How to Learn a Song Effectively.

Pitch Accuracy

One of the challenges of “Cry” is its pitch variations. To manage these, use the Pitch Accuracy Test, followed by the Pitch Training tool to build your accuracy.

Resonance and Breath Support

Belting requires a strong breath support and effective resonance. Learn to strengthen your breath support by reading the article on Breath Support, and improve your resonance with the Resonance in Singing article.

Emotional Delivery

“Cry” is a very emotional song and requires the right attitude to deliver. Improve your performance by reading “Singing with Intuition, Skills, Emotion, and Thinking” and practicing emotive singing in a Performance setting.

Final Tips

Remember, vocal health is crucial when attempting demanding techniques like belting. Follow tips from Vocal Health and ensure you warm up before practicing. Lastly, enjoy the process of learning “Cry” and see it as an opportunity to grow as a singer. With dedication and practice, you’ll be belting out this emotional ballad in no time.