Learning to Sing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Amy Grant
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Amy Grant is a delightfully challenging song with its dynamic melody and wide-ranging pitch. This holiday classic requires rich vocal color and control that is achievable with commitment and the right approach.
On the Spot: Vocal Technique
Amy uses the Vibrato technique, a slight variation in pitch that gives the voice a quivering, rich quality. Vibrato is used in many popular songs such as “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston, or “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel.
Identifying Your Vocal Abilities
Taming the Song’s Melody
The melody of this song jumps around, so it will test your pitch accuracy. Use the Vocal Pitch Monitor to test the melody one note at a time, slow down if you need to, and speed up as you get comfortable.
Become One with the Song
Get familiar with the lyrics and the story the song is telling. Use the song search tool to find the lyrics, sheet music, and more. Remember, an emotional connection can bring out the best performance.
Prepare Your Voice
Perform the Song
Once you’re ready, try a full run-through of the song. Record it so you can listen back and identify any areas that need improvement. Always remember to connect with the song emotionally to find your authentic voice.
With the magic of the season backing you up, a dash of effort, and these techniques, you’ll be singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” like Amy Grant in no time!