How to Learn Singing “When I Get Where I’m Goin'” from Brad Paisley

How to Learn Singing “When I Get Where I’m Goin'” by Brad Paisley

Learning to sing a particular song requires not only practicing the vocal technique but also understanding the emotions and storytelling behind it. In the case of “When I Get Where I’m Goin'” by Brad Paisley, a unique vocal technique called resonant storytelling is used to convey the heartfelt message of the song.

Resonant Storytelling Technique

The resonant storytelling technique involves creating a resonant and emotive vocal tone while effectively communicating the lyrics and emotions of the song. This technique allows the singer to connect with the listener on a deeper level.

In “When I Get Where I’m Goin’,” Brad Paisley uses this technique to convey the themes of hope, longing, and acceptance. To master this technique, follow these steps:

  1. Start by analyzing the lyrics and understanding the story behind them. This will help you connect with the emotions of the song.
  2. Work on your breath support and control. Proper breath control is crucial for achieving a resonant and powerful vocal tone.
  3. Focus on the dynamics and phrasing of the song. Use subtle changes in volume and emphasis to highlight the poignant moments of the lyrics.
  4. Experiment with different vocal textures and timbres to convey the emotional nuances of the song. Brad Paisley often uses a mix of chest voice and head voice to add depth and color to his performances.
  5. Practice vocal techniques such as vibrato and vocal breaks to add expressive elements to your singing.

Other Songs Utilizing Resonant Storytelling

The resonant storytelling technique is not exclusive to “When I Get Where I’m Goin’.” It is often used in various other popular songs to convey powerful emotions and tell engaging stories. Some songs to explore for further practice include:

  • “Hurt” by Johnny Cash
  • “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts
  • “Big Green Tractor” by Jason Aldean
  • “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton
  • “The Dance” by Garth Brooks

Relevant Singing Carrots Resources

Take advantage of the resources provided by Singing Carrots to enhance your learning and mastery of “When I Get Where I’m Goin'”:

  • To determine your vocal range and find songs that suit your voice, use the Vocal Range Test tool.
  • Improve your pitch accuracy with the Pitch Accuracy Test and track your progress with the Vocal Pitch Monitor.
  • For vocal warm-ups and exercises, check out the Pitch Training program.
  • Search for songs that match your vocal range, difficulty level, and genre preference using the Song Search feature.
  • Explore the vocal ranges of famous singers, which can serve as a reference point for your own singing, on the Artist Vocal Ranges page.
  • Consider enrolling in the comprehensive Singing Course offered by Singing Carrots to deepen your understanding of vocal techniques and theory.

By practicing the resonant storytelling technique and utilizing the Singing Carrots resources, you can learn to sing “When I Get Where I’m Goin'” with emotion and skill. Enjoy the journey of mastering this beautiful song and expressing its heartfelt message through your voice!