Learning “I’m Your Boogie Man” by KC and the Sunshine Band
“I’m Your Boogie Man” is a classic disco anthem by KC and the Sunshine Band. The song is characterized by energetic, rhythmic phrases and noticeable use of the Twang vocal technique.
About Twang Technique
Twang is a singing technique that helps achieve a very loud, yet less airy and more focused sound. This, in essence, is the signature vocal style heard in “I’m Your Boogie Man”. Other popular songs utilizing the Twang technique include “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston and “Hurt” by Christina Aguilera. For proper mastery, check out this video tutorial on how to produce a Twang.
Before you start exploring the depths of this song, it’s essential to understand your vocal range. The right key for a song might differ based on your range, and for a song like “I’m Your Boogie Man”, getting the correct key is crucial to the effective use of Twang.
Learning the Lyrics and Melody
Start with the lyrics and melody. Sing along with the song on YouTube or any other platform, and try to match your Twang with the original song’s output. Use the Singing Carrots Vocal Pitch Monitor to track how well you are matching the pitches.
Building Your Performance
Once you feel comfortable with the lyrics, melody, and Twang technique, it’s time to build your performance. Performance isn’t just about singing the right notes, it’s about delivery, which includes articulation and emotion. Always remember to sing with emotion and think about your audience.
Maintaining Vocal Health
While practicing, it’s important to keep track of your vocal health. Ensure that you’re not straining your voice when using the Twang technique. If you ever feel any kind of discomfort, stop and rest. Preventing vocal damage is always better than curing it.
Final Tip: Stage Performance
Finally, consider the aspects of stage performance. Disco songs like “I’m Your Boogie Man” require an infectiously high-energy performance. Keep this in mind when rehearsing and opt for a dynamic and engaging stage presence.