How to Learn Singing “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” from Kathryn Scott

Mastering “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” by Kathryn Scott

‘When I Survey the Wondrous Cross’ by Kathryn Scott uniquely exemplifies the Belt voice, a contemporary vocal technique used often in pop, rock, and musical theatre. Artists like Adele and Christina Aguilera are masters of this technique. ‘Turning Tables’ by Adele and ‘Hurt’ by Christina Aguilera are popular examples.

Identify Your Voice and Range

Understanding your voice type and matching it appropriately to the song is paramount. Use our Vocal range test to ascertain your vocal range. This will allow you to pick the right key or transpose the song as needed. You can better understand voice types with this article.

Understanding Belting

Belting technique, featured in this song, requires the singer to achieve high energy notes without flipping into the head voice or falsetto. It is the act of singing notes in the higher part of your vocal range by using your chest or mixed voice. Learn more about this technique here.

Practice with Technique Exercises

Once you learned how to belt, it is important to train this technique with the help of these exercises: Pitch Training.

Master the Lyrics and Melody

Understanding the lyrics and melody of the song is important. Break down the song into sections and practice each separately. This will eventually help you to stitch the song back as one whole smoothly. Here’s how to effectively learn a song.

Pitch Accuracy

We have a handy Pitch Accuracy Test that you can use to see how on pitch you are. Also, use our Vocal Pitch Monitor to visualize the notes you sing and monitor your progress over time.

Performing the Song

Once you’ve mastered the song, it’s time to perform it. Remember to engage with the emotion of the song, express yourself visually, and convey the song’s feeling to your audience. These performance tips will help you to connect with your audience better.

With consistent practice, understanding, and application of these techniques, you can master ‘When I Survey the Wondrous Cross’ and take your singing skills to newer heights!