Learning to Sing “I Am” by Nichole Nordeman
“I Am” by Nichole Nordeman is a beautiful song that embodies the spirit of every aspiring singer. The song, like any other, requires practice and technique to master.
Key Vocal Technique: Breath Support
The pivotal vocal technique in “I Am” is breath support. This technique is essential for maintaining pitch, tone, and volume control. It becomes particularly crucial when delivering the long, sustained notes featured heavily in this song. Improve your breath support by reading our notes on Breath Support and practicing the Sustain Vocal exercise.
Other popular songs where breath support is crucial include Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”.
Steps to Learn “I Am”
Step 1: First, you should understand your vocal range using the Vocal Range Test. This can help you modify the song to suit your voice.
Step 2: By using our Vocal Pitch Monitor, you can visualize the notes you sing, providing real-time feedback on your pitch accuracy.
Step 3: Practice the song slowly. Start piece by piece, focusing on one line or verse at a time. As you become comfortable, start adding more lines till you can sing the whole song confidently.
Step 4: Record your singing and listen to it. This can help you identify areas that need improvement. Our guide on How to Analyze Your Voice will be useful
Step 5: Finally, make it fun and expressive. Singing is all about conveying emotions. Don’t be afraid to imbue your personality into the song. Explore our article on Singing with Intuition, Skills, Emotion, and Thinking to help you.
Remember, practice is key in mastering a song. Don’t rush and don’t get disheartened if it doesn’t come quickly. With perseverance and the right resources, you can, and will, learn to sing “I Am” beautifully.