Mastering “Ruby” by Kaiser Chiefs
“Ruby” by Kaiser Chiefs is a classic anthem of rock music, notable for Ricky Wilson’s characteristic vocal style and energy. This article will guide you step-by-step into mastering the singing technique required for this song.
Analyze the Song
Start by listening to “Ruby” again and pay close attention to the vocal dynamics and articulation. Wilson sings in a higher pitch and uses a mix of chest voice and twang. Wilson’s twang adds a bright, edgy sound that projects his voice well during the rock anthem. Learn more about Twang here.
Find Your Range
Use Singing Carrots’ Vocal Range Test to understand your vocal range and compare it with Ricky Wilson. This will help you sing in a comfortable and healthy manner.
Learn the Song
Breaking the song down into smaller parts simplifies the learning process. Use Singing Carrots’ Song Search feature to find the sheet music for “Ruby”.
Work on the Twang technique, a key element in this song. This Twang Exercise video can help you with that.
Maintain Vocal Health
Remember to warm up before singing, take breaks, hydrate, and avoid strain. Find more tips on vocal health here.
Apply the Technique
Other popular songs where twang is used effectively include “Mr. Brightside” by The Killers and “Sex on Fire” by Kings Of Leon. Try these songs next!
Final Step: Perform!
Once you have mastered “Ruby”, consider performing it. Need tips for performing on stage? Check out this helpful article.