How to Learn Singing “Send In the Clowns” from A Little Night Music

Learning to Sing “Send In The Clowns” from A Little Night Music

“Send in the Clowns,” a song from Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music,” is known for its emotive lines and sophisticated staging. This guide will help you navigate its unique vocal techniques and put your own spin on it.

Understand Your Voice

Before attempting any song, it’s crucial to get familiar with your own voice. Try the Vocal range test and read the articles on Voice types and How to analyze your voice.

About the Song

“Send In The Clowns” is filled with sentiment; precise vowel shaping and phrasing are paramount. The unique vocal technique used is belting; it is sparingly employed, but vital. It is commonly used in songs like “Dreamgirls’ “And I Am Telling You” or “Frozen’s” “Let it Go.”

Learn the Song

For proper interpretation of the music and lyrics, check our article on How to learn a song effectively. Remember to analyze the score, study the original and other versions, and understand the song’s journey.

Practicing Belting

Belting is singing high notes in your chest-voice instead of shifting to your head-voice. It is a demanding technique that calls for caution; overdoing it could strain your vocal cords. Practice belting using our video and monitor notes with our Vocal Pitch Monitor.

Articulation and Emotion

A well-articulated delivery brings immense emotional depth to “Send in the Clowns.” Implement the tips and techniques from our Articulation article.

Improve Your Singing

Our Educational singing course and Pitch Training offer a structured way to improve your singing.

Wrapping Up

Mastering “Send In The Clowns” pairs the precision of technique with the freedom of emotional interpretation. It’s a challenge but offers rewarding growth in your vocal journey.

Happy Practicing!