Learning to Sing “Look Around” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
“Look Around” is a song marked by the energetic and unique delivery of Anthony Kiedis, the lead vocalist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His technique combines heavy modal voice and twanging, making this song a great choice for expanding your vocal skills.
Determine Your Vocal Range and Voice Type
Understanding your voice type and range is crucial. Check out our Vocal range test to find where your voice fits. For this song, Kiedis sings in a baritone range, but with practice, other voice types can also manage this piece.
Get to Grips with Twanging
The twang technique characterizes Kiedis’s singing style. Try our Twang Exercise video to learn how to sing with twang. This technique is also prevalent in songs like “It’s My Life” by Bon Jovi and “Somebody to Love” by Queen.
Practice Your Heavy Modal Voice
Heavy modal voice, often used in rock music, is key to singing “Look Around.” Practice this technique by singing along with songs that match your vocal range, focusing on maintaining a strong voice without strain.
Work on Pitch Accuracy
Train Your Breath Support
Remember to Rest and Care for Your Voice
Learning “Look Around” is challenging. So, it’s essential to rest and take care of your voice. Read our Vocal Health guide for tips.
Truly mastering a song means understanding the techniques, practicing diligently, and respecting the limits of your voice. With time and practice, you’ll be singing “Look Around” just like Anthony Kiedis!