How to Learn Singing “Somewhere That’s Green” from Little Shop of Horrors

How to Learn Singing “Somewhere That’s Green” from Little Shop of Horrors

Are you a fan of musicals and have always wanted to sing a beautiful song from “Little Shop of Horrors”? Look no further because we’ve got you covered! In this article, we will guide you through the process of learning and perfecting the iconic song “Somewhere That’s Green.”

Understanding the Song

“Somewhere That’s Green” is a heartfelt solo performed by the character Audrey in the popular musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.” The song allows Audrey to express her dreams and desires for a better life, away from the mundane and gritty reality of Skid Row.

The unique vocal technique used in this song is the ability to convey vulnerability and longing through your singing. It requires a delicate balance between control and expression.

Practical Advice

Here are some practical tips to help you learn and master “Somewhere That’s Green”:

  1. Listen and Study: Begin by listening to different renditions of the song, paying close attention to vocal nuances and emotional delivery. Note the key changes, tempo variations, and any unique vocal techniques used by different artists.
  2. Analyze the Lyrics: Dive deep into the meaning and emotions behind the lyrics. This will help you connect with the song on a personal level and deliver a more heartfelt performance.
  3. Warm-up Exercises: Before attempting to sing the song, warm up your vocal cords with exercises that focus on breath control, pitch accuracy, and vocal range. Singing Carrots’ Pitch Training tool can help you with this.
  4. Vocal Technique: Pay attention to vocal techniques such as breath support, open mouth and throat, and proper articulation. Singing Carrots’ articles on open mouth and throat, articulation, and breath support provide valuable insights.
  5. Practice with Vocal Range: Take the Vocal Range Test to identify your vocal range. Adjust the key of the song accordingly to suit your voice and practice singing within your range.

Related Songs and Resources

Not only will learning “Somewhere That’s Green” help you develop your singing skills, but it will also expand your repertoire. Here is a list of other popular songs that feature similar vocal techniques:

  • “Memory” from Cats
  • “On My Own” from Les Misérables
  • “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables
  • “Defying Gravity” from Wicked
  • “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid

For further guidance and training, Singing Carrots offers a comprehensive singing course that covers singing theory, practical tips, and exercises to enhance your vocal abilities. Make sure to explore their vast collection of articles and videos for additional support.

Now, armed with this knowledge, it’s time to start practicing “Somewhere That’s Green” and let your voice shine in this beautiful and emotive song!