Tackling “One Kiss” by Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa
Remember, what stands out in “One Kiss” is Dua Lipa’s unique use of her chest voice, a mix of modern pop and jazz singing, known as Pop/Jazz singing. This technique brings the soul and strength of the chest voice to the shine and ease of the head voice. It’s also used by artists like Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish.
Understanding Your Voice
Before you dive in, it’s essential to understand your abilities and limits. You should perform a vocal range test and identify your voice type. The article on how to analyze your voice can be an excellent guide for this.
Learning the Song
Now, let’s dive into the song itself. Begin by going through the lyrics and melody slowly. Focus on the rhythm and nuances in Dua Lipa’s performance. You can use the guide on how to learn a song effectively for this.
Practice the Technique
After familiarizing yourself with the song, begin by warming up using the 3 Minute Warm Up video. Then, start practicing sections of the song, focusing on maintaining even breath control and open articulation. You can refer to our breathing basics article and the Finger Bite articulation video to perfect these aspects. The Vocal Pitch Monitor can help you visually track how accurately you’re hitting the notes.
As you near your goal of perfecting “One Kiss”, keep practicing regularly, slowly increasing the song’s speed until you can sing along with Dua Lipa. Sing along with the song using the Pitch Training tool to get immediate feedback on your accuracy.
Mastering a song like “One Kiss” takes time, especially if the singing style is new to you. Embrace the process, and remember, the aim is to sing in a way that feels natural and effortless. You are on your way to finding your unique singing voice. Keep practicing, and have fun!