How to Learn Singing “My Heart Is Broken” by Evanescence
Learning to sing a particular song can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. In this article, we will explore how to learn singing “My Heart Is Broken” by Evanescence, a powerful and emotional song that showcases Amy Lee’s unique vocal technique.
Understanding the Song
Before diving into learning the song, it’s important to analyze its structure and style. “My Heart Is Broken” is a rock ballad that incorporates elements of alternative and gothic rock. It features soaring melodies, emotional lyrics, and dynamic vocal range.
Amy Lee’s vocal technique in this song is characterized by her ability to seamlessly transition between her chest voice and head voice. This vocal technique, known as “mixed voice,” adds a unique texture to the song, creating a haunting and powerful atmosphere.
Step 1: Vocal Warm-up
Every successful singing session starts with a proper vocal warm-up. Start by doing exercises that focus on breath control, such as the “Farinelli Breathing” exercise found in this video.
After warming up your breath, incorporate exercises that help you find and maintain your mixed voice. The “Singing Comfort Zone” exercise, explained in this video, can be particularly helpful in developing this technique.
Step 2: Understanding Vocal Registers
Before attempting to sing “My Heart Is Broken,” it’s important to have a clear understanding of vocal registers. This article provides valuable information about vocal registers and how they affect your singing.
In the song, Amy Lee transitions between her chest voice and head voice, creating a seamless blend of registers. The “Voice Break” and “Mixed Voice” exercises can help you practice and develop this technique.
Step 3: Learning the Song
Now that you have warmed up and understood the vocal technique involved, it’s time to start learning “My Heart Is Broken.” Here are some tips to make the learning process more effective:
- Listen to the original song multiple times to familiarize yourself with the melody, lyrics, and dynamics.
- Break the song down into sections and tackle each section individually.
- Use the Singing Carrots Vocal Pitch Monitor tool to visualize and practice hitting the right notes.
- Refer to the Singing Carrots Song Search tool to find other songs that utilize the mixed voice technique, such as Evanescence’s “Bring Me to Life” and “Lithium”. This can help you understand the vocal style and technique used in “My Heart Is Broken”.
Step 4: Performance Tips
When you feel confident with the song and are ready to perform, keep these tips in mind:
- Focus on emotional expression and connect with the lyrics to convey the essence of the song.
- Pay attention to your posture, as it can affect your vocal performance. This video on good singing posture can provide valuable guidance.
- Practice breath control and articulate the lyrics clearly. The “Finger Bite” exercise can help improve your articulation.
- Take care of your vocal health by following the tips in the Vocal health article.
- Overcoming stage fright is important for a confident performance. The How to overcome stage fright article can provide helpful strategies.
- For further tips on performing on stage, refer to the Tips for performing on stage article.