Learning to Sing “My Own Prison” by Creed
“My Own Prison” is a hit song by the band Creed that showcases the unique vocal technique: Distorted Heavy Mode. This same singing style can also be heard in songs like “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N Roses and “With or Without You” by U2. Here are some steps in mastering this song:
Step 1: Determine Your Vocal Range
To sing “My Own Prison” effectively, your voice should fall within the Baritone range. If you are unsure of your range, start with the Vocal range test.
Step 2: Master the Technique – Distorted Heavy Mode
This technique involves pushing your chest voice to its upper limits with a distorted tone. Creed’s lead singer, Scott Stapp, uses it to convey powerful emotions. It is crucial not to strain your vocal cords while practicing, and the “Vocal Distortion & Growling” article will guide you here.
Step 3: Song Practice
Break down the song into manageable sections and practice each with due attention, alongside Pitch Training – Educational Singing Game. This process is detailed in the article “How to learn a song effectively“.
Step 4: Pitch Accuracy
Step 5: Performance Mindset
Good luck and keep practicing!