Singing Guide: Big Red Sun

Singing Guide: Big Red Sun

Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources

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Big Red Sun is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1992. Led by guitarist/vocalist Matt Wilson, the band incorporates punk, country, and folk rock sounds to create a unique, high-energy style. Wilson's vocals often incorporate a distinctive yelp and twang, reminiscent of country music.

If you're looking to learn how to sing like Matt Wilson and capture the energy and style of Big Red Sun, there are a few key techniques to focus on.

  • Vocal range is key. Wilson is known for his wide-ranging vocals, and Singing Carrots offers a vocal range test to help you determine your own range and compare it to famous singers like Wilson.
  • The use of twang in his vocals is another important element of Wilson's style. Singing Carrots offers a How to Twang Exercise video that can teach you how to incorporate twang into your singing. Additionally, the Contemporary vocal techniques: Heavy modal, Twang, Belting article provides more in-depth information about twang and other contemporary vocal techniques.
  • Breathing is also crucial to capturing Wilson's energetic style. Singing Carrots offers a Farinelli Breathing video that can help you work on your breathing technique and build sustained notes.
  • Finally, it's important to focus on performance and expression to channel the energy of Big Red Sun. Singing Carrots offers several resources to improve your performance, including the How to overcome stage fright and Tips for performing on stage articles, as well as the Relaxing Breath video.

To put these techniques into practice, try singing along to Big Red Sun songs like "Lay You Down" or "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again." Remember to focus on breathing, twang, and energy, and utilize Singing Carrots resources to improve your technique and performance.

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