Learning to Sing “I Know It’s Today” from Shrek: The Musical
“I Know It’s Today” from Shrek: The Musical is a powerful piece characterized by its extensive usage of the Mix voice, which is the blend of Chest and Head voice used in belting high notes. Famous songs like “Defying Gravity” from Wicked or “Take Me or Leave Me” from Rent also rely on the Mix voice.
Step 1: Identify Your Vocal Range: Take a vocal range test and compare your vocal range with the song’s notes. This will enable you to understand the technicality of the song better.
Step 2: Understand the Mix Voice: “I Know It’s Today” uses an extended range, thus requiring you to use your Mix voice. Learn more on Voice Registers.
Step 3: Learn the Lyrics & Melody: Get acquainted with the lyrics. Use our song search tool to find lyrics, notes, and even the karaoke version of the song.
Step 4: Practice the Vocal Technique: Once you know the lyrics and tune, start practicing the melody. Make use of our Pitch Training tool to match the correct notes.
Step 5: Sing with Technique: Try to incorporate the Mix voice into your singing. See tips in our Voice registers & vocal break article.
Step 6: Pace and Breath Control: Maintain proper breath control using techniques explained in Breath Support.
Step 7: Perfect Your Performance: Now focus on communicating the emotions keeping the right balance between your technique and emotion as explained in our article on Singing with intuition, skills, emotion, and thinking.
To Summarize, the key to mastering “I Know It’s Today” is understanding and perfecting the Mix voice. And remember, practice is essential!