How to Learn Singing “Hollow” from Tori Kelly

How to Learn Singing “Hollow” by Tori Kelly

Learning a new song can be an exciting and rewarding experience for singers of all levels. In this article, we will dive into the process of learning and singing “Hollow” by Tori Kelly, a beautiful and heartfelt ballad. We will explore the unique vocal technique used in the song and discuss practical advice to help you master it. Throughout the article, we will also provide links to relevant Singing Carrots resources that can further enhance your learning journey.

1. Analyzing Your Voice

Before diving into learning the song, it’s important to analyze your voice and understand your vocal range. Singing Carrots offers a Vocal Range Test that can help you determine your vocal range and compare it with famous singers. This will give you a better understanding of how to approach the song and make any necessary adjustments.

2. Vocal Technique in “Hollow”

“Hollow” showcases Tori Kelly’s exceptional vocal control and emotive delivery. One unique vocal technique used in the song is her ability to seamlessly transition between head voice and chest voice. This creates a powerful and emotional effect, emphasizing the vulnerability of the lyrics.

To master this technique, it’s essential to practice proper breath support and control. Singing Carrots provides articles on Breath Support and Breathing Basics that can help you develop these skills. Additionally, incorporating exercises like the How to Twang Exercise and the Singing Comfort Zone exercise can help you strengthen and control your chest voice and head voice.

3. Practicing “Hollow”

Once you have analyzed your voice and developed the necessary vocal technique, it’s time to start practicing “Hollow.” Here are some steps to guide you:

  1. Start by listening to the original song multiple times to familiarize yourself with the melody and lyrics.
  2. Break down the song into smaller sections and practice them individually. Singing Carrots’ Pitch Accuracy Test can help you ensure that you are hitting the right notes.
  3. Focus on the emotional delivery of the song by connecting with the lyrics and allowing yourself to be vulnerable. Singing Carrots’ article on Singing with Intuition, Skills, Emotion, and Thinking provides great insights on how to bring emotion into your singing.
  4. Use the Vocal Pitch Monitor to visualize your sung notes on a virtual piano and ensure accuracy.

4. Additional Resources

Singing Carrots offers a variety of resources that can further enhance your journey of learning and singing “Hollow.” Here are a few additional articles and videos to explore:

Remember, learning a song is a journey that requires practice and patience. Allow yourself time to grow and experiment with your own unique interpretation of “Hollow.” Utilize the resources available to you and enjoy the process of becoming a better singer.