How to Learn Singing “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” from Stevie Wonder

Learning to Sing “Master Blaster (Jammin’)” by Stevie Wonder

‘Master Blaster (Jammin’)’ by Stevie Wonder is a classic that many aspiring singers aim to master. The most distinctive vocal technique used in this song is called the Twang. Twang is a sharp, clear vocal sound that cuts through the mix. It’s also a quintessential technique in many other songs like ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston and ‘Kiss’ by Prince.

Step 1: Discover your Vocal Range

Before you start learning the song, make sure it matches your vocal range. Visit our vocal range test to find your range. This will help you sing comfortably and prevent straining your voice.

Step 2: Understand the Song Structure

Study the song’s melody, rhythm, and lyrics. Use our song search feature to find ‘Master Blaster (Jammin’)’. Understanding the song structure will help you learn effectively.

Step 3: Master the Twang

To achieve Twang, your larynx should be neutral or slightly raised. You can feel the muscles under your chin engage as you make a bright ‘ng’ sound. Check out our resources on Contemporary Vocal Techniques and practice using the How to Twang Exercise.

Step 4: Breath Support

Twang requires proper breath support. Learn about breath support and incorporate breathing exercises like Farinelli Breathing into your daily routine.

Step 5: Monitor your Pitch Accuracy

Use our pitch accuracy test to monitor your progress. This helps you to correct any deviations, ensuring you’re always on pitch.

Step 6: Emulate the Energy

Part of Stevie Wonder’s charm is his energy and passion. To convey those feelings, access our article on Emotion in Singing and learn to relax with the Relaxing Breath exercise.

Step 7: Practice, Practice, Practice

Consistent practice is the key to mastering any song. Keep practicing ‘Master Blaster (Jammin’)’, incorporating all the techniques above, and you will see improvement in your performance over time.

Visit our singing course for more comprehensive lessons, and keep singing!