Learning to Sing “It’s Goin’ Down” by Cross Movement
Learning to cover “It’s Goin’ Down” requires an understanding of your voice’s unique characteristics. This article about how to analyze your voice should aid you. Effective learning strategies can be found in this article.
Vocal Technique: Speech-Level Singing
One of the unique vocal techniques used in this song is Speech-Level Singing (SLS). SLS involves singing with a similar feeling to speaking. This technique helps to keep the singing voice free and clear, making it popular in vocal-driven genres like gospel, which Cross Movement often uses.
In songs like “It’s Goin’ Down,” SLS helps to ensure that the rapid, rhythmic lyrics are delivered with clarity and precision. Other popular songs where this technique is used includes “Talk” by Khalid and “The Man” by Taylor Swift which also employs this technique.
How to Practice Speech-Level Singing
The Finger Bite exercise is great for improving articulation. To further master your SLS technique, use the Pitch Training tool, paying special attention to maintaining a relaxed, speaking-like sensation in your voice as you match the pitch.
Take Care of Your Voice
Singing songs like “It’s Goin’ Down,” which require fast, precise pronunciation, can be taxing on your voice. Following these vocal health tips can help prevent strain and damage.
Remember that good posture can also significantly affect your singing quality. This posture video is a useful resource to get started.
Mastering this song and similar pieces requires a thorough understanding and careful practice of Speech-Level Singing. Remain patient, maintain vocal health, and most importantly, enjoy the process!