How to Learn Singing “Defying Gravity” from Wicked

How to Learn Singing “Defying Gravity” from the Musical “Wicked”

“Defying Gravity” is one of the most iconic songs from the Broadway musical “Wicked.” It showcases the powerful and soaring vocals of the character Elphaba as she embraces her inner strength and defies the expectations placed upon her.

Learning to sing “Defying Gravity” requires a combination of vocal technique, emotional expression, and practice. Here are some tips to help you master this challenging song:

1. Vocal Technique

Understanding and mastering the vocal technique used in “Defying Gravity” is crucial. The song requires a strong mix of both chest and head voice, as well as controlled belting during the climactic sections. Here are some resources to help you improve your vocal technique:

2. Emotional Expression

“Defying Gravity” is a powerful and emotionally charged song. To effectively convey the song’s message, you need to tap into your emotions and deliver a heartfelt performance. These resources can help you explore emotional expression in singing:

3. Song Learning Techniques

Learning a complex song like “Defying Gravity” can be challenging. Here are some resources to help you effectively learn and practice the song:

  • How to Learn a Song Effectively: Follow the step-by-step process outlined in this article to break down the song into manageable sections.
  • Search songs by vocal range: Use Singing Carrots’ song search feature to find songs similar to “Defying Gravity” that match your vocal range and genre preference.
  • Vocal ranges of famous singers: Create your performance set and get linked lyrics, sheet music, chords, karaoke, and YouTube audio for “Defying Gravity.”

Remember, consistent practice and dedication are key to mastering any song. Take advantage of Singing Carrots’ resources, such as the Pitch Training – Educational Singing Game to improve your pitch accuracy and the Vocal Pitch Monitor to visualize your sung notes on a virtual piano.

So, let your voice soar and defy gravity with your incredible rendition of “Defying Gravity”!