Learning to Sing ‘Say Once More’ by Amy Grant
In ‘Say Once More’, Amy Grant showcases an essential singing technique known as Twang, a term defining the clear, bright, and focused sound, ideal for pop, rock, and country genres. It also features in popular songs like ‘Mamma Mia’ by ABBA and ‘Girl on Fire’ by Alicia Keys.
Twang primarily utilizes the epiglottic funnel, which helps focus the sound and increase its intensity. Amy Grant impeccably uses this technique, allowing her to deliver a powerful performance while minimizing vocal stress. Watch this short Twang Exercise video to understand and practice this technique.
Step by Step Guide
- Understand Your Voice: Start by performing a Vocal range test to understand what type of voice you have. This Voice types article elaborates on the different types and their characteristics.
- Understand the Song: Familiarize yourself with the song. Pay attention to the pitch and melody using our Vocal Pitch Monitor.
- Warm-up: Before attempting to sing, start with a warm-up to avoid straining your vocal cords.
- Practice Breathing: Good breath support is crucial for efficient singing. Reading this Breath support article can provide helpful information.
- Practice Twang: Start practicing Twang regularly until it feels natural and comfortable. This will allow you to get the characteristic sound of ‘Say Once More’.
- Learn the Lyrics: While learning the song, focus on articulation. Remember, poor diction can detract from the clear delivery of lyrics.
Keep Practicing and Monitor the Progress
Learning to sing well requires regular practice. Use our Pitch Training for interactive vocal exercises and track your progress. Always remember, a good singer not only sings the correct notes but also connects with the song emotionally. Here’s an article to help you put emotion into your singing.