How to Learn Singing “My Immortal” from Evanescence

How to Learn Singing “My Immortal” by Evanescence

Learning to sing a particular song can be a rewarding experience, and one song that many aspiring singers are drawn to is “My Immortal” by Evanescence. This hauntingly beautiful ballad showcases the unique vocal technique of using a blend of chest and head voice, known as the mixed voice. In this article, we will guide you through the process of learning and mastering this song, while also providing practical tips and resources from Singing Carrots to help you along the way.

1. Analyze Your Voice

Before diving into learning “My Immortal,” it’s important to understand your own voice. Take the Vocal Range Test on Singing Carrots to determine your vocal range and identify the sections of the song that may require more focus.

2. Warm Up and Breath Support

Start your practice session by warming up your voice and working on breath support. Check out the Breath/Warm-up/Practice-starter video for a vocal warm-up exercise that will help you prepare your voice for singing “My Immortal.”

3. Learn the Song Structure

Familiarize yourself with the structure of “My Immortal.” Pay attention to the verses, choruses, and the bridge. Practice singing each section separately before putting them together.

4. Work on Vocal Technique

“My Immortal” requires a strong mixed voice, which is a combination of chest and head voice. Singing Carrots offers a video on Chest Voice/Voice Registers that explains this technique in detail. Practice transitioning smoothly between these registers to achieve the desired emotional intensity of the song.

5. Emphasis on Emotion and Articulation

To truly capture the essence of “My Immortal,” focus on conveying the emotions of the lyrics through your performance. Check out the video on Emotion-control/Performing for tips on how to express yourself while singing. Additionally, the Articulation article on Singing Carrots provides techniques to improve clarity in your singing.

6. Record and Evaluate

Record yourself singing “My Immortal” and listen back to it. Take note of areas where you can improve and make adjustments in your technique and expression. Singing Carrots’ article on How to Analyze Your Voice can provide insight into evaluating your own performance.

7. Singing Carrots Resources

Singing Carrots offers a variety of resources that can further assist you in learning and perfecting “My Immortal.” The Vocal Pitch Monitor tool allows you to visualize your sung notes on a virtual piano, helping you stay on pitch. The Pitch Training offers interactive vocal warm-ups and exercises to improve your pitch accuracy.

If you’re interested in exploring other songs similar to “My Immortal,” use the Song Search feature to find songs that match your vocal range, difficulty, and genre preference. You can also check the Vocal Ranges of famous singers to see which artists use similar vocal techniques.

Additionally, the Singing Carrots’ Singing Course provides a comprehensive program covering singing theory and practical tips, which can enhance your overall singing skills.

Learning to sing “My Immortal” may require time and practice, but with dedication and the right resources, you can master this song and showcase your own unique interpretation. Incorporate the practical advice and resources provided by Singing Carrots, and enjoy the journey of expressing yourself through this powerful ballad.