How to Learn Singing “Valentine’s Day” from Linkin Park

Mastering “Valentine’s Day” by Linkin Park

“Valentine’s Day” is a beloved song from Linkin Park’s album “Minutes to Midnight”, showcasing Chester Bennington’s unique vocal style. This song features a technique known as Twang, an essential in contemporary vocal styles.

What is Twang?

Twang, in singing, refers to a strong, clear, and focused sound that cuts through noise and can be heard over a distance. It is frequently used in Linkin Park songs and other popular tracks like “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses and “Dream On” by Aerosmith.
Read more on twang here.

Applying Twang in “Valentine’s Day”

Before attempting to sing “Valentine’s Day”, ensure you’ve warmed up your voice. A good warm-up tool is the 3 Minute Warm Up video. After warming up, use our Vocal range test to understand your voice’s limitations and strengths.

To master Twang, you can practice with the “How to Twang Exercise”. Once comfortable with incorporating Twang, turn on our Vocal Pitch Monitor and start singing “Valentine’s Day”. The monitor will help you visually see how close your pitch is to Chester Bennington’s.

Honing the Song

Linkin Park’s songs often involve vocal distortion and growling. Learn about these techniques here and apply them in the song where suitable.

Also, remember the importance of breath control. Revisit our articles on Breathing basics and Breath support for Keep improving with our Pitch accuracy test.


Learning to sing a song effectively takes time and patience. The industry’s best singers have honed their skills over years of practice. Never get discouraged. Keep learning, keep singing. Check out our Singing course for a structured learning experience. And don’t forget to search for other songs within your vocal range and start practicing!

Happy singing!