How to Learn Singing “Mad” from Ne-Yo

Mastering ‘Mad’ by Ne-Yo

‘Mad’ by Ne-Yo is a classic R&B track with a heartfelt message. One of the critical techniques used in this song is ‘twang,’ commonly applied in contemporary music genres. You’ll also recognize it in songs like ‘Uptown Funk’ by Bruno Mars and ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ by Taylor Swift.

Understanding Twang

Twang is a vocal technique that makes your voice more focused and intense, enabling you to sing higher notes without straining. We’ve talked more about twang in this article. You can practice twang with this exercise video.

Learning the Song

Start by listening to ‘Mad’ several times. Try to pick up on Ne-Yo’s unique emotional delivery and the way he uses twang. After you’re comfortable with the song, consider using the Vocal Pitch Monitor to understand which notes you’re singing and how they compare to the original.

Incorporate a regular warm-up routine with exercises like the 3 Minute Warm Up into your practice. Warm-ups ensure that your voice is prepared to handle the demands of the song.

Analyzing Your Voice

‘Mad’ lies in a medium-high vocal range. You can identify your vocal range with our Vocal Range Test. If the song feels too high or low, you may need to transpose it to match your range. Read more about voice types here.

Delivering the Song

To truly master ‘Mad’ and make it your own, you need to fully understand the emotion behind the song and convey it with conviction. Check out this article to delve deeper into the connection between singing and emotional interpretation.

With practice, use of the right tools, and honing your techniques, you’ll be able to deliver a compelling rendition of ‘Mad.’ Remember, the real goal is to enjoy the process. Happy singing!