Learning to Sing “The Last Great American Dynasty” by Taylor Swift
One of Taylor Swift’s noted techniques in this song is her storytelling approach. She channels personal narratives, using expressional articulation.(Learn about articulation)
Understanding your voice
Storytelling through Articulation
You can practice this style by paying close attention to the lyrics, emphasizing keywords and emotions. Articulation exercises like the Finger Bite can improve your diction.
“The Last Great American Dynasty” predominantly features chest voice, with occasional switches to mixed voice. Learning about voice registers can help, along with exercises like Chest Voice Explained and Mixed Voice.
Swift’s bright, twanging vocal sound, typical of country and pop music, features here. You can practice this technique using the “How to Twang Exercise“.
Learning the Song
Start by listening to the song multiple times. Break it down into smaller sections, practicing each separately. Follow the guide “How to learn a song effectively” to make this process easier.
Applying the Technique to Other Songs
Articulation and storytelling are key in many of Taylor Swift’s songs. “Love Story,” “All Too Well,” and “The Story of Us” are other great examples. Find these and more using the song search tool.
Remember that practice makes perfect. Monitor your progress using our singing courses. Happy learning, and don’t forget to express the emotions behind the lyrics!