Learning to Sing “I Wanna Get Next To You” by Rose Royce
Chosen as your song to learn is “I Wanna Get Next To You” by Rose Royce, a classic tune filled with emotion and unique vocal techniques.
The song showcases the importance of soft dynamics and breath control, with the vocalist demonstrating smooth transitions between soft and louder volumes. The song also explores the blend of chest voice and head voice, also known as mixed voice.
How to Learn the Song
Learning a song needs a step-by-step approach, especially when dealing with unique vocal techniques like those in “I Wanna Get Next to You”.
Step 1: Analyze Your Voice
Step 2: Learn the Lyrics
Familiarize yourself with the lyrics, note their rhythm and how they punctuate the melody. Good articulation is needed to deliver the lyrics effectively.
Step 3: Grasp the Melody
Use the Pitch Training tool to practice and master the melody. By doing this, you train not only your vocal cords but also your ears, hence improving your overall musicality.
Step 4: Practice Breathing and Support
Step 5: Polish Delivery
Revisit the song, paying attention to open throat singing and voice resonance. Using resonance will improve your tone while maintaining vocal health.
Step 6: Performance
Finally, remember that singing is not just about pitch accuracy and technique, but also about delivering emotion and telling a story. This performance tips guide can help you on this.
Developing good habits in vocal delivery is essential, so consider taking the Singing Carrots Course to solidify your vocal techniques. Once mastered, these techniques can also be seen in songs like “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers and “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke.