How to Learn Singing “Ten Years Gone” from Led Zeppelin

How to Learn Singing “Ten Years Gone” by Led Zeppelin

Learning to sing a particular song can be a rewarding experience, especially when it comes to iconic songs like “Ten Years Gone” by Led Zeppelin. In this article, we will guide you through the process of learning and mastering this classic rock ballad.

Understanding the Unique Vocal Technique

“Ten Years Gone” showcases the unique vocal technique of Robert Plant, the lead singer of Led Zeppelin. One of the notable aspects of Plant’s singing style in this song is his use of powerful and emotive belting. The chorus in particular demands a strong and controlled voice to deliver the emotional intensity of the lyrics.

It’s important to note that belting requires proper breath support and control to avoid straining the vocal cords. To learn more about breath support and its importance in singing, check out this helpful article on Singing Carrots:

Breath Support

Practical Tips for Learning the Song

Here are some practical tips to help you effectively learn “Ten Years Gone”:

  1. Start by listening to the original recording of the song multiple times. Pay close attention to Robert Plant’s vocal nuances, phrasing, and overall delivery. This will help you understand the song’s structure and vocal melody.
  2. Practice vocal warm-ups to prepare your voice before attempting to sing the song. Singing Carrots offers a great warm-up exercise featuring the technique of Twang, which can help with building vocal power and control. You can find the exercise here.
  3. Focus on mastering the vocal technique used in the song. This includes practicing belting and maintaining consistency in your voice throughout the song. Singing Carrots provides a Vocal Pitch Monitor that can help you visualize and improve your vocal control. You can access it here.
  4. Work on your pitch accuracy by using Singing Carrots’ Pitch Accuracy Test. This test allows you to sing along with simple melodies and assesses your pitch accuracy. It’s a valuable tool to improve your overall singing skills. Take the test here.
  5. Once you feel confident with the vocal technique and control, it’s time to practice singing along with the instrumental track of “Ten Years Gone”. You can find the instrumental track on Singing Carrots’ Song-book section. Create your performance set and get linked lyrics, sheet music, chords, karaoke, and YouTube audio here.

Similar Songs and Further Resources

The belting technique used in “Ten Years Gone” can be found in other popular songs as well. Here are a few examples:

  • “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin
  • “Dream On” by Aerosmith
  • “Barracuda” by Heart

For more in-depth information on vocal techniques, breath control, and other aspects of singing, make sure to explore Singing Carrots’ extensive collection of articles and resources: