How to Learn Singing “Side to Side” from Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj

Mastering “Side to Side” by Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj

The hit song “Side to Side” by Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj has a catchy tune and fun lyrics, making it a trendy selection for learning and performing. The song employs a Pop Vocal Technique called Belting. Belting involves high intensity singing with the chest voice up to higher pitches, as upon experiencing in the chorus of “Side to Side”. This technique is also used popularly in songs like “Listen” by Beyonce and “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus.

Before starting to learn the song, take the Vocal Range Test to ensure the song matches your voice. Ariana Grande has a soprano voice type, but “Side to Side” is a melody within medium vocal range, making it accessible for most voice types.

Learning the Song

Start with the effective learning strategies to learn the song thoroughly. Use Singing Carrots’ Vocal Pitch Monitor to visualize your pitch while singing. Since the song includes elements of reggae and pop, focusing on rhythmic accuracy is crucial. Articulation plays a significant role here; check out the articulation techniques for a clearer delivery of the lyrics.

Breath Control and Vocal Health

Maintaining efficient breath control is key in belting. Familiarize yourself with breath support and breathing basics articles to correctly manage your breath during the song. Always remember vocal health. Belting can strain your voice if not done correctly. Read about vocal health habits to prevent any damage.

Singing with Belting

Warm-up your voice properly, focusing on the chest voice, and building up to the singing zone. Use the Twang exercise to support the use of chest voice in higher pitches. When you feel ready, practice belting with Singing Carrots Pitch Training Game to aim the high notes.

Performance and Stage Comfort

Finally, don’t forget to overcome stage fright and utilize these performance tips, so you can shine on the stage. Happy singing to you!