How to Learn Singing “Sweet Emotion” from Aerosmith

How to Learn Singing “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith

Singing “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith is an exciting and challenging endeavor. This iconic rock song showcases the unique vocal technique known as belting. Belting is a powerful singing style characterized by a strong, chest-dominant voice, creating a vibrant and intense sound.

Understanding Belting

Belting requires a combination of proper breath support, resonance, and vocal control. It allows singers to project their voice and hit high notes with clarity and intensity. The technique is commonly used in many popular rock songs, including “Livin’ On a Prayer” by Bon Jovi and “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey.

Getting Started

Before diving into “Sweet Emotion,” it’s essential to warm up your voice. Singing warm-up exercises, such as humming or the Farinelli Breathing exercise, can help release tension and prepare your vocal cords for the demands of the song.

Mastering the Song

Learning “Sweet Emotion” can be broken down into four steps:

  1. Listen and study the original: Familiarize yourself with the song’s melody, rhythm, and phrasing by listening to the original recording of “Sweet Emotion” by Aerosmith. Pay attention to Steven Tyler’s vocal techniques and style.
  2. Analyze your voice: Use Singing Carrots’ resource on how to analyze your voice to determine your vocal range, strengths, and areas for improvement. This will help you tailor the song to your capabilities while preserving its essence.
  3. Vocal technique exercises: Utilize Singing Carrots’ tools like the Pitch Training game to practice belting techniques, such as breath control, pitch accuracy, and vocal agility. Incorporate exercises like the breath support exercise and the How to Twang Exercise to strengthen your belting abilities.
  4. Practice with the song: Start by singing the song slowly and gradually increase the tempo as you gain confidence. Focus on maintaining a relaxed throat, open mouth, and good posture. Utilize Singing Carrots’ Vocal Pitch Monitor to visualize and improve your pitch accuracy.

Additional Resources

To enhance your singing journey and improve your overall vocal skills, explore these Singing Carrots resources:

Remember, mastering “Sweet Emotion” or any song takes time and practice. Be patient with yourself and enjoy the journey of discovering and developing your unique singing voice.