How to Learn Singing “Sun Is Shining” from Bob Marley

Mastering the Signature Vocals of ‘Sun Is Shining’ by Bob Marley

Bob Marley’s ‘Sun Is Shining’ is known for its unique reggae style, perfect for showcasing novel vocal techniques. One such technique is the use of vocal distortion or ‘growl,’(Read More on Vocal Distortion & Growling) which adds a unique depth to Marley’s signature style. He also exhibits a notable use of vibrato, an oscillation in pitch adding warmth to the vocals (Explore Singing with Vibrato). You can also hear this approach in tracks like ‘No Woman No Cry’ and ‘Redemption Song’.

How to Approach the Song?

Analyzing your voice is the first step. Use the vocal range test to understand your range compared to Marley’s tenor. Secondly, work on your pitch accuracy with this pitch accuracy test. Once you have a fair understanding of your vocal abilities, use the Pitch Training to work on precision.

Practicing the Techniques

To practice ‘growling’, you might find this video useful. Remember to follow the guidelines on breath support (More on Breath Support) and avoid vocal strain. Practice vibrato with these exercises: Beggars Bounce, Diaphragm Bounce.

Use the Vocal Pitch Monitor to visualize your sung notes for real-time feedback. Remember the importance of proper posture (Learn about Posture and Singing).

Incorporating the Skills

After these exercises, try singing ‘Sun Is Shining’. Focus on the implementation of learnt skills. Remember, the goal is not to sound precisely like Marley but to find your unique voice influenced by his technique (Read More Here).

Next Steps

To cap off your practice, expand your repertoire by finding songs matching your vocal range, difficulty, and genre preference (Search Songs). Dive into a comprehensive singing program (Check Out our Singing Course) to further hone your skills.

Remember, the journey to becoming an effective singer requires consistency. Keep practicing, and make every song count!