How to Learn Singing “I Can Hear the Bells” by Nikki Blonsky
Learning how to sing a particular song can be a fun and rewarding experience. In this article, we will explore how to learn singing “I Can Hear the Bells” by Nikki Blonsky. This catchy song comes from the popular musical “Hairspray” and showcases Nikki Blonsky’s unique vocal technique.
Understanding the Song
“I Can Hear the Bells” is a high-energy, up-tempo song that requires strong vocal control and a solid understanding of vocal techniques. The song is known for its use of belting, which is a powerful singing technique commonly used in musical theater and pop music. Belting involves singing with a strong, full voice in the upper chest register, producing a powerful and intense sound.
It’s important to note that belting requires proper breath support and vocal resonance. Singers need to engage their diaphragm and use proper breath control to sustain the strong and powerful notes throughout the song. Additionally, singers should focus on opening their mouth and throat to achieve optimal resonance, allowing the sound to project clearly and effortlessly.
Learning the Song
To effectively learn “I Can Hear the Bells,” it’s essential to break down the song into smaller sections. Start by listening to the original recording of the song to get familiar with the melody, rhythm, and overall feel of the piece. Analyze your vocal range to ensure that the song suits your voice. You can use Singing Carrots’ Vocal Range Test to determine your vocal range and compare it with Nikki Blonsky’s range.
Once you are comfortable with the song, focus on the unique vocal technique used in “I Can Hear the Bells.” Belting requires strong breath support, so make sure to develop your breathing technique by practicing exercises like the How to Twang Exercise and the How to Growl Exercise. These exercises will help you strengthen your diaphragm and create a solid foundation for belting.
Singing Carrots’ Vocal Pitch Monitor can be a valuable tool to visually see your sung notes on a virtual piano. This will help you stay on pitch and develop pitch accuracy skills. You can also improve your pitch accuracy by practicing with the Pitch Accuracy Test on Singing Carrots.
Resources for Learning
Singing Carrots provides various resources that can assist you in learning and mastering “I Can Hear the Bells”:
- Read the article on how to analyze your voice to gain a deeper understanding of your own vocal capabilities.
- Learn about different voice types and why it’s important to classify your voice.
- Familiarize yourself with breathing techniques by reading articles on breathing basics, voice registers & vocal break, and breath support.
- Learn the importance of opening your mouth and throat while singing by reading the article on open mouth & throat.
- Explore the article on how to learn a song effectively for practical tips and strategies.