How to Learn Singing “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun” from Annie Get Your Gun
Learning to sing a particular song can be an exciting and fulfilling experience. In this article, we will
explore how to learn singing “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun” from the popular musical Annie Get Your Gun.
This song, written by Irving Berlin, showcases a unique vocal technique called belting. Belting is a powerful
vocal style that emphasizes strong, full-throated singing in the higher chest voice range. It is commonly used
in musical theater and pop music.
1. Analyzing Your Voice
Before diving into learning the song, it’s essential to analyze your voice and understand your vocal range and
This article on analyzing your voice
will guide you through the process.
2. Vocal Warm-up and Preparation
Start by warming up your voice with vocal exercises. Singing Carrots offers a
pitch training program that provides interactive vocal
warm-ups and exercises for range and agility. These exercises will help prepare your voice for the demands of
3. Understanding Belting Technique
Belting requires strong breath support, open mouth and throat, and proper vocal placement. To understand the
fundamentals of belting, read the following articles:
- Breath Support
- Open Mouth & Throat
- Avoiding Constrictions
- Vocal Distortion & Growling
- Singing with Vibrato
4. Learning the Song
Now that you have a good understanding of the belting technique, it’s time to dive into learning the song
“You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun.” Here are some tips to help you master the song:
- Listen to the Original: Start by listening to the original cast recording of
Annie Get Your Gun to familiarize yourself with the melody, rhythm, and phrasing of the song. This will help
you internalize the song before you start singing it.
- Break It Down: Break the song down into smaller sections and practice each section
separately. Pay attention to the words, melody, and dynamics of each phrase.
- Use Singing Carrots Tools: Singing Carrots offers a variety of tools that can aid
you in learning the song. The
Vocal Pitch Monitor can help you visualize your sung
notes on a virtual piano, while the
song search feature can help you find songs matching your
vocal range and difficulty.
- Practice with Backing Tracks: Sing along with instrumental backing tracks of the song to
enhance your performance and get a feel for singing with accompaniment.
5. Additional Resources
To further enhance your singing skills and knowledge, explore the following additional resources from Singing