How to Learn Singing “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” from They Might Be Giants

Learning to Sing “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” by They Might Be Giants

“There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” by They Might Be Giants is an incredible song that requires a specific vocal technique called Twang. Twang refers to a distinct, sharp vocal sound that resonates in the nasal cavity, making your voice sound louder and stronger. It is also used in popular songs like “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses and “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi.

How to Achieve Twang

Refer to the video How to Twang Exercise to practice this technique. Remember to relax your throat and engage your vocal cords while practicing Twang.

Understanding Your Vocal Range

To suitably execute this song, you must understand your voice type. Use the vocal range test to classify your voice type.

Practicing the Song

To learn the song effectively, you might want to use the Vocal Pitch Monitor. It will help you recognize the sung notes and perfect your pitch. Additionally, you can use our Interactive Vocal Warm-ups and exercise your range and agility.


This song requires clear pronunciation. Check out our article on Articulation, including tips and exercises.

Emotion and Stage Performance

Delivering the positive message of the song requires a good understanding of singing with emotion. Please read our article about this.

Also, consider practicing stage performance to make the song not only sound but also look perfect. We have an article with tips for performing on stage.

Continuous Practice

Repeated practice is the key to mastering any song. Use our resources consistently. Remember that your vocal skills improve with time and practice.