How to Learn Singing “I Wanna Get Next To You” from Rose Royce

Learning to Sing “I Wanna Get Next To You” by Rose Royce

Chosen as your song to learn is “I Wanna Get Next To You” by Rose Royce, a classic tune filled with emotion and unique vocal techniques.

Vocal Techniques

The song showcases the importance of soft dynamics and breath control, with the vocalist demonstrating smooth transitions between soft and louder volumes. The song also explores the blend of chest voice and head voice, also known as mixed voice.

How to Learn the Song

Learning a song needs a step-by-step approach, especially when dealing with unique vocal techniques like those in “I Wanna Get Next to You”.

Step 1: Analyze Your Voice

Before you start, understand your vocal type and range using this vocal range test. Knowing your voice type will help you adjust the song’s key, if needed, to suit your voice.

Step 2: Learn the Lyrics

Familiarize yourself with the lyrics, note their rhythm and how they punctuate the melody. Good articulation is needed to deliver the lyrics effectively.

Step 3: Grasp the Melody

Use the Pitch Training tool to practice and master the melody. By doing this, you train not only your vocal cords but also your ears, hence improving your overall musicality.

Step 4: Practice Breathing and Support

Remember, good vocal delivery requires effective breathing and breath support. Watch this Farinelli Breathing video to practice a helpful breathing technique that aids in smooth delivery.

Step 5: Polish Delivery

Revisit the song, paying attention to open throat singing and voice resonance. Using resonance will improve your tone while maintaining vocal health.

Step 6: Performance

Finally, remember that singing is not just about pitch accuracy and technique, but also about delivering emotion and telling a story. This performance tips guide can help you on this.

Further Practice

Developing good habits in vocal delivery is essential, so consider taking the Singing Carrots Course to solidify your vocal techniques. Once mastered, these techniques can also be seen in songs like “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers and “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke.

Happy Singing!