How to Learn Singing “What Now” from Rihanna

How to Learn Singing “What Now” – A Guide to Mastering Rihanna’s Emotional Ballad

Are you captivated by Rihanna’s powerful and emotional ballad “What Now”? If you want to learn how to sing this song and convey its raw emotion, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we will break down the unique vocal technique used in “What Now” and provide practical advice and resources from Singing Carrots to help you master this mesmerizing song.

Understanding “What Now”

“What Now” is a hauntingly beautiful song that showcases Rihanna’s vocal range and emotional depth. The song features a mix of soft, vulnerable moments and explosive, cathartic choruses. To truly connect with the song, it’s important to understand the emotions behind the lyrics and convey them through your voice.

Highlighting the Unique Vocal Technique

One of the standout vocal techniques in “What Now” is Rihanna’s use of vocal dynamics. Throughout the song, she seamlessly transitions between soft, delicate notes and powerful, belted phrases. This contrast creates a dramatic effect and heightens the emotional impact of the song.

To nail this vocal technique, focus on controlling the volume and intensity of your voice. Practice singing softly and gradually build up to the powerful parts, paying attention to the subtle nuances in Rihanna’s delivery. Singing Carrots’ Pitch Training tool can help you develop control over your vocal dynamics.

Practical Advice for Learning “What Now”

Here are some practical tips to help you learn and master “What Now”:

  • Start by listening to the song multiple times to familiarize yourself with the melody, lyrics, and overall structure.
  • Focus on the emotional aspect of the song. Connect with the lyrics and try to channel the same intensity and vulnerability in your performance.
  • Work on your breathing technique. Proper breath support is essential for sustaining long phrases and hitting powerful notes. Singing Carrots’ Breath Support article will provide you with valuable insights.
  • Experiment with different vocal registers. Rihanna effortlessly switches between her head voice and chest voice in “What Now.” Singing Carrots’ Voice Registers article can guide you through the process of discovering and blending these registers.
  • Develop your vocal control through warm-up exercises. Singing Carrots offers a wide range of vocal exercises and warm-up routines, such as the Farinelli Breathing exercise, which focuses on breath control and vocalization.
  • Use Singing Carrots’ Song Search feature to find other songs that showcase similar vocal techniques to “What Now.” This will help you expand your repertoire and improve your vocal versatility.

Relevant Singing Carrots Resources

Singing Carrots provides valuable resources to support your singing journey. Here are some articles and exercises specially curated for enhancing your singing skills: