How to Learn Singing “Magic” from B.o.B feat. Rivers Cuomo

Learning How to Sing “Magic” by B.o.B feat. Rivers Cuomo

“Magic” by B.o.B featuring Rivers Cuomo is a catchy song that employs several distinct vocal techniques. Among them, the most prominent is the use of the chest voice to deliver powerful, grounded, and resonant tones. It’s a technique used in many pop and rock songs including “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele and “Human” by Rag’n’Bone Man.

Learning “Magic” starts with understanding your own voice. Use the Vocal range test to determine your singing range and see how it fits with the song. Thereafter, sing the song a few times while recording it, to listen back and identify areas of strain.

The chest voice used in “Magic” is attained by singing from the lower part of the voice. For more on the chest voice, refer to our Voice Registers article.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Start by warming up your vocal cords. The 3 Minute Warm Up video will help get you started.
  2. Next, review your articulation methods. This guide on Articulation provides valuable instructions.
  3. Practise maintaining your chest voice with the Chest Voice Explained video.
  4. Sing the song while keeping your body relaxed and grounded. If you notice any strain, refer to our blog on Avoiding Constrictions.
  5. After practicing the technique and singing the song, record your performance. Use the Vocal Pitch Monitor to check the accuracy of your pitch.

Audience Connection

While technique builds the foundation, conveying emotion and connecting with the audience is just as crucial. Keep your expressiveness in check using tips from our article on Singing with intuition, skills, emotion, and thinking.

Final Tip

Remember that singing is a joy-filled journey and the main objective is to have fun. Be patient with your progress, keep learning, and enjoy sharing the “Magic”. You can also refer other songs matching your range through song search.