How to Learn Singing “Scream” from Michael Jackson

Learning to Sing “Scream” by Michael Jackson

“Scream” by Michael Jackson is a song that demands a high level of energy and vocal prowess. The primary vocal technique featured in this song is twang, characterised by its sharp, piercing quality. You might have heard this technique in other popular songs like “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus and “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi.

Analyzing Your Voice

Before attempting to sing any song, it’s important to know your vocal range. Use the vocal range test to determine if your vocal type can comfortably handle the pitch ranges in “Scream”.

Learn the Twang Technique

Once you understand your voice, you can focus on the twang technique. This is a resonant, nasal quality that requires good breath control and an understanding of voice registers. Check out this article to learn more about twang and watch this Twang Exercise video to practice.

Learn the Song

Use the effective song learning techniques provided. Break the song down, understand the lyrics and melody, and don’t forget to use the interactive pitch training tool or the vocal pitch monitor to help you match the pitches in “Scream”.

Practice Regularly

Practicing regularly and recording your practice sessions can help track your progress. Use proper breathing techniques and ensure you’re maintaining good posture.

Final Performance

Once you feel ready, open your throat, emit that clear, twangy sound and perform with energy and emotion just like MJ himself! Be sure to warm up beforehand with the 3-Minute Warm Up video. And if you struggle with stage fright, review the tips on how to overcome it.

Good luck! Remember, it’s about having fun while improving your skills.