How to Learn Singing “Xxx’s and Ooo’s” from Trisha Yearwood

Mastering “Xxx’s and Ooo’s” by Trisha Yearwood

A 90s country classic, Trisha Yearwood’s “Xxx’s and Ooo’s” requires a strong understanding of chest voice to achieve the characteristic country sound. Begin by identifying your vocal range with our Vocal range test to ensure the song fits within your capabilities.

Chest voice is the vocal register used mainly for lower pitches. It’s often associated with a fuller, warmer sound like Yearwood’s. Learn more about it in our article “Voice Registers & Vocal Breaks”, then apply this knowledge with the “Singing Comfort Zone” Video and “Chest Voice Explained” Video.

The song also utilizes Twang, a vocal technique common in country music that adds a bright quality to the voice. Learn how to produce a balanced Twang with this video How to Twang Exercise and read more about it in our article about contemporary vocal techniques.

Vocal accuracy is key to delivering this song faithfully. Use our Pitch accuracy test and Vocal Pitch Monitor for feedback while practicing.

Yearwood’s clear articulation adds to the conversational tone of the song. Check out our article about articulation and learn from “Finger Bite” Video how to produce clear, understandable words while singing.

Once you’re comfortable, it’s time to perform! Whether you’re singing alone, or in front of a crowd, use the tips from the “Tips for performing on stage” article to elevate your performance to the next level.

You can find other songs that feature these techniques in our Song Finder Tool. This way, you may find more material to help you master these techniques, making you a more versatile singer.