Learning to sing “I Wish You Would” by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift’s “I Wish You Would” is a catchy pop song with some unique vocal techniques. It features a repertoire of pop, country, and even slight rock vibes, which makes it exciting to explore.
Understanding Your Voice
The first step in learning to sing this song is understanding your own vocal range. Use our Vocal range test to identify your range and compare it with Taylor’s.
Vocal Techniques Used
In this song, Taylor Swift mostly uses heavy modal voice and twanging. A classic in pop and rock music, the heavy modal voice gives the vocals a strong and full sound, while the twanging technique helps to make the voice cut through the music mix. Swift uses these on phrases like “I wish you would come back” to emphasize the regret and yearning in the song. Similar techniques are used in other popular songs like “Blank Space” and “Wildest Dreams.”
You can get to understand these techniques more in our articles on Contemporary Vocal Techniques: Heavy Modal, Twang, Belting.
Vocal Practice and Exercises
To perfect these techniques, regular practice is key. Start with simple vocal warm-ups like the Humming exercise to prepare your vocal cords.
To learn Twang, start by practicing the How to Twang Exercise. This will help you to acquire the same bright and clear sound that Taylor has in this song.
For the heavy modal voice, you can try singing along to other songs that utilize this technique. Mastering it might take time, but it’s worth it.
Singing the Song
When you start singing “I Wish You Would,” make sure you also pay attention to your breath, especially during the long phrases. Read our article on Breath Support to help you manage your breath better.
Don’t forget to use our Vocal Pitch Monitor tool to visualize your sung notes, helping you to stay on pitch throughout the song.
Learning to sing a Taylor Swift song can be a fun way to improve one’s vocal technique, especially if you’re a fan. While the road to mastering “I Wish You Would” might seem challenging, remember that practice, patience, and paying attention to your vocal needs will get you there. Happy singing!