How to Learn Singing “Nothing” from A Chorus Line

Learning to Sing “Nothing” from A Chorus Line

Popularly known within the show A Chorus Line, the song “Nothing” presents a unique challenge for singers. The song requires a well-developed voice type equipped to handle a slew of intricate nuances.

Vocal Technique

“Nothing” incorporates a technique called twang, a buzzing sound produced by the vocal cords. This song, along with other Broadway hits such as “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Wicked,” require the singer to explore this technique.

Steps to Learn “Nothing”

  1. Identify Your Range: To ensure that the song fits well within your vocal capacity, take the vocal range test.
  2. Practice Twang: Use the How to Twang Exercise video to grasp the technique better.
  3. Pitch Accuracy: The pitch accuracy test at Singing Carrots allows you to check your pitch accuracy.
  4. Practice Singing: Use Singing Carrots’ song search to find “Nothing” and practice it. You can track notes using the vocal pitch monitor.

Tips for Effectiveness

To deliver a powerful performance while singing “Nothing”, use open vowels and deep breath support, as discussed in the articles on breath support and open mouth and throat.

Master the Song

Once you master the mechanics of “Nothing”, it’s time to deepen the emotional connection with the song and learn to mimic the cadences of Broadway belters who have performed this song before.

Further Exploration

Immerse yourself in singing by signing up for the 21-lesson singing program at Singing Carrots, and explore the other helpful resources available.