How to Learn Singing “Oh, Pretty Woman” from Roy Orbison

How to Learn Singing “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison

If you’re a fan of classic rock and want to learn how to sing like Roy Orbison in his iconic song, “Oh, Pretty Woman,” you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’ll break down the unique vocal technique used in the song, provide practical advice on how to master it, and introduce you to relevant resources from Singing Carrots that will help you along the way.

The Unique Vocal Technique: Belting

One of the standout features of “Oh, Pretty Woman” is Orbison’s use of a vocal technique known as belting. Belting is a powerful and resonant singing style that allows you to project your voice with intensity and emotion. It is commonly used in pop and rock music to create a bold and dynamic sound.

In “Oh, Pretty Woman,” Orbison demonstrates his masterful belting technique, particularly in the chorus where he reaches impressive high notes with a rich and full voice. This is a great opportunity for you to practice and develop your belting skills.

Practical Advice for Learning

Here are some practical tips to help you learn and master “Oh, Pretty Woman” like a pro:

  1. Start by listening to the song multiple times to get familiar with its melody, rhythm, and overall feel.
  2. Use Singing Carrots’ Vocal Range Test to determine your vocal range and find the right key for the song.
  3. Read Singing Carrots’ articles on voice analysis and voice types to understand your voice better and identify the vocal register used in the song.
  4. Practice proper breathing techniques to support your voice and achieve the necessary power and control for belting.
  5. Learn about voice registers and work on transitioning smoothly between them to achieve the distinct vocal color that Orbison displays in the song.
  6. Utilize Singing Carrots’ Pitch Accuracy Test and Vocal Pitch Monitor to fine-tune your pitch and ensure accuracy while singing.
  7. Explore Singing Carrots’ Pitch Training section, which provides interactive vocal warm-ups and exercises specifically designed to improve your range, agility, and pitch control.
  8. Search Singing Carrots’ database of songs (Song Search) to find other popular songs that utilize the belting technique, giving you more opportunities to practice and expand your repertoire.

Resources from Singing Carrots

Singing Carrots offers a wide range of resources that can greatly enhance your learning experience. Here are some relevant ones for mastering “Oh, Pretty Woman”: