How to Learn Singing “Haus of Holbein” from Six: The Musical

How to Learn Singing “Haus of Holbein” from Six: The Musical

Singing a song from the musical Six can be an exhilarating experience, especially when tackling the unique vocal technique used in “Haus of Holbein”. In this article, we’ll explore how to learn and master this song, along with practical tips and resources from Singing Carrots to help you along the way.

Understanding the Song

“Haus of Holbein” is a high-energy pop song that showcases the vocal technique known as belting. Belting involves singing with a strong chest voice in the upper register, creating a powerful and resonant sound. The song features a mix of sustained and quick-paced notes, requiring both control and agility.

To fully grasp the unique vocal technique of “Haus of Holbein”, it’s essential to understand its connection to other popular songs. Belting is commonly used in contemporary musical theater and pop music. “Defying Gravity” from Wicked and “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston are prime examples of songs that employ belting. Drawing inspiration from these songs can help you comprehend and execute the vocal style required for “Haus of Holbein”.

Practical Advice

Learning a new song like “Haus of Holbein” requires a systematic approach. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you tackle this song and make the learning process more effective:

  1. Listen to the original song: Familiarize yourself with the melody, rhythm, and overall style of “Haus of Holbein”. Pay close attention to how the belted sections are performed.
  2. Analyze your voice: Use Singing Carrots’ article on how to analyze your voice to identify your vocal range and determine your strengths and areas that need improvement.
  3. Warm up: Before diving into the song, warm up your voice using Singing Carrots’ Pitch Training exercises to improve your pitch accuracy and warm up your vocal cords.
  4. Work on breath support: Belting requires proper breath support. Check out Singing Carrots’ article on breath support to understand the techniques and exercises that can enhance your breath control.
  5. Practice vocal exercises: Singing Carrots offers a wide range of vocal exercises to help you with technique, range, and agility. Incorporate exercises like Mixed Voice and Vibrato into your practice routine.
  6. Focus on diction and articulation: Pay attention to the lyrics and practice proper articulation. Singing Carrots’ article on articulation can provide helpful tips to improve your clarity.
  7. Record and analyze: Record yourself singing “Haus of Holbein” and listen back to identify areas that need improvement. Take advantage of Singing Carrots’ article on how to learn a song effectively for more guidance.
  8. Consider taking a singing course: If you want to dive deeper into vocal technique and theory, Singing Carrots offers an educational singing course that covers the necessary foundations for becoming a well-rounded singer.

Resources for Your Journey

As you embark on your journey to master “Haus of Holbein,” take advantage of these Singing Carrots resources: