Learning to Sing “Virtual Insanity” by Jamiroquai
“Virtual Insanity” by Jamiroquai is a blend of funk and acid jazz, making it an interesting choice for singers. Jay Kay, the band’s lead vocalist, uses a unique vocal technique – the twang, a strong, clear sound that cuts through the music. This technique is also utilized in songs like “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles and “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele.
To effectively learn this song, understand your voice first. Use the voice range test and the voice type article at Singing Carrots. This will help you see if your vocal range matches that of Jay Kay.
Master the twang technique with this exercise or dive deeper into contemporary vocal techniques with this article on contemporary vocal techniques. Experiment with your articulation while singing to bring out the best in your voice.
Once you understand your voice and the song, the next step is practicing. Use the Pitch Monitor tool and warm up properly.
As you practice, monitor your progress with the pitch accuracy test. Also, make sure you are maintaining good breath support and avoid constrictions. You can read more on these in the Breath support and Avoiding constrictions articles.
Finally, remember to take care of your vocal health as outlined in the Vocal health article. Happy practicing!