How to Learn Singing “Little Black Submarines” from The Black Keys

Learning to sing a particular song can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience. In this article, we will explore how to learn to sing “Little Black Submarines” by The Black Keys. This song combines elements of rock and alternative genres, and it is known for its unique vocal technique.
Before diving into the specifics of singing this song, it’s important to understand the basics of vocal technique. Singing Carrots offers several resources that can help you improve your singing skills and learn the necessary techniques:
Now, let’s focus on the unique vocal technique used in “Little Black Submarines.” The song features a dynamic vocal style that requires control and expressive delivery. The use of chest voice combined with falsetto creates contrast and adds emotional depth to the performance. This technique can be heard in other popular songs like “Lonely Boy” and “Gold on the Ceiling” by The Black Keys.
To learn to sing “Little Black Submarines,” follow these steps:
  1. Listen and analyze: Start by listening to the original recording of the song multiple times. Pay attention to the vocal phrasing, dynamics, and overall style.
  2. Warm up your voice: Begin your practice session with vocal warm-up exercises. Singing Carrots’ How to Twang Exercise is a great warm-up exercise that can help you explore and develop the twang technique used in the song.
  3. Master the melody: Break down the song into smaller sections and learn the melody one phrase at a time. Use Singing Carrots’ Pitch Accuracy Test to assess your pitch accuracy and make adjustments as needed.
  4. Work on the vocal technique: Practice switching smoothly between chest voice and falsetto. Singing Carrots’ Singing Comfort Zone video can help you understand and develop your chest voice and voice registers.
  5. Expressive delivery: Pay attention to the emotional content of the song and aim to convey the lyrics with authenticity. Singing Carrots’ Relaxing Breath technique can help you relax and deliver a more expressive performance.
  6. Record and analyze: Record yourself singing the song and listen back to identify areas for improvement. Take note of any pitch or timing issues and work on refining those sections.
Remember to practice regularly and be patient with yourself. Learning a song takes time and dedication. Singing Carrots’ Song Search tool can help you find other songs that suit your vocal range and style. Enjoy the journey of learning and mastering “Little Black Submarines” and have fun exploring your own unique vocal abilities!