Mastering ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’ by Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper’s iconic song, ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’, is a vocal journey requiring a knack for twang and a good grasp of mixed voice. Cyndi consistently uses her voice in versatile ways throughout the song, going from her chest voice to her head voice smoothly.
Step 1: Vocal Range and Tone
First, check whether the song fits your vocal range using our Vocal range test. The original song spans from G3 to B4, comfortably lying within the mezzo-soprano range. Cyndi’s performance has a strong, bright tone, achieved by a technique called twang. For more on twangs and how to achieve them, refer to our article on contemporary vocal techniques and this helpful twang exercise video.
Step 2: Mastering your Mixed Voice
Cyndi transitions flawlessly between her chest and head voice in the song. This technique is referred to as using a ‘mixed voice.’ To develop this skill, read our article on voice registers and practice with these exercise videos.
Step 3: Practice, Refine, Perform
Once the necessary techniques are in place, focus on learning and practicing the song effectively. Our article on this will guide you. Use our Vocal Pitch Monitor to ensure pitch accuracy. After you’re ready, perform the song ensuring good posture, referring to our article on how posture affects your singing and this posture-focused exercise video.
Throughout your practice, remember to maintain vocal health. Our article on vocal health provides valuable advice.
Cyndi Lauper’s performances are memorable for her stage presence, so while singing, remember to connect emotionally with the song and let loose – after all, girls just want to have fun!