Learning to Sing “Gold” by Imagine Dragons
“Gold” by Imagine Dragons is an excellent song to learn for singers looking to practice their vocal distortions and belting techniques. Let’s look into the specifics of these vocal elements and how to master them.
Vocal distortion is a technique used in many genres, from rock and metal to blues and soul. It can add a raw, emotional edge to your singing. In “Gold,” the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds, uses this effect to enhance the song’s intensity. A safe way to learn vocal distortion is by using the ‘creaky door’ technique. Read more about it in this article. Other popular songs utilizing vocal distortion include “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele and “With a Little Help from My Friends” by Joe Cocker.
Belting is a vocal technique where the singer pushes their chest voice above its natural limit, which results in a loud, powerful sound. In “Gold,” belting is used in the choruses to add power and drama. Belting, when done correctly, should feel strong but not strained. Learn more about belting in this article. Some other songs that use belting include “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston and “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi.
Practicing the Song
Begin by identifying your range using the Vocal Range Test. Then, use the Vocal Pitch Monitor to monitor your pitch accuracy. Remember to warm up your voice before practicing – a good singing warm-up is the 3 Minute Warm Up.
Start with the melody line, focusing on hitting each note accurately. This article provides excellent tips on learning a song effectively. Once you’re comfortable with the melody and lyrics, start to incorporate vocal distortion and belting.
Remember, both techniques should not cause any pain or discomfort. If they do, stop immediately and seek advice from a vocal coach to ensure you’re doing them correctly. Take breaks regularly, stay hydrated, and watch your vocal health – more tips on that are in this article.
Lastly, remember to enjoy the learning process and make the song your own. And don’t forget to use the Singing Carrots tools to track your progress and find other songs that match your vocal range and grow your abilities.