How to Learn Singing “One More Light” from Linkin Park

Learning to Sing “One More Light” by Linkin Park

The song “One More Light” is a poignant tribute by Linkin Park showcasing minimalism and raw emotion through a vocal technique known as twang. This technique is commonly used in the rock genre, featured in songs such as “Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi or “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence.

Understanding Twang

Twang involves the intentional narrowing of the laryngeal pharynx, resulting in a brighter, more powerful vocal tone. Not to be mistaken for nasality, twang has the power to carry your voice without resorting to the yell or unhealthy belting. You can practice this technique using the How to Twang Exercise video.

Analyzing the Song

Before starting to learn the song, we need to familiarize ourselves with its structure and melody. Use Singing Carrots’ song search tool to find out the song’s key and vocal range. You can then compare this to your own range using the vocal range test.

Practicing the Song

Use the Vocal Pitch Monitor to see your sung notes in real-time. This will allow you to compare your output with the original song. Moreover, the Pitch Training tool will help you in improving your vocal flexibility, range, and agility – all crucial to mastering “One More Light”.

Tips & Tricks

Remember to maintain good posture and breathe correctly from the diaphragm. Check our article on breath support for more details. Open your mouth and throat when singing to achieve the right resonance. Rinse and repeat until you reach a point where you feel comfortable and your voice feels natural and not strained.


Singing should come from a place of empathy and authenticity. Connect with the lyrics of “One More Light”, internalize them, and express them in your performance. For better emotional insight, visit our blog on singing with intuition, skills, emotion, and thinking.

Always keep in mind that practice makes perfect, as improving your skills might not always be a fast process. Be patient with yourself, enjoy the journey and let your voice shine through. Happy Singing!