Singing Guide: Black Nativity
Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources
Black Nativity is a gospel play based on the story of the birth of Jesus Christ with a blending of African American Christmas carols and traditional Christmas songs. The show is created and directed by Professor Boone, a leading choir director and vocal arranger.
If you want to learn to sing like the cast of Black Nativity, you need to develop your gospel singing skills. Gospel singing is a combination of a unique vocal technique and a passionate delivery that allows the performer to connect with the audience emotionally.
Here are some practical tips to learn gospel singing:
- Start with breathing exercises. Focus on breathing from your diaphragm, exhaling fully, and drawing in long breaths.
- Learn the basics of vocal technique, focusing on enunciation, phrasing, and pitch control.
- Work on expanding your vocal range by practicing scales and arpeggios.
- Start practicing with gospel songs, paying attention to the unique vocal style, harmonies, and rhythm in the songs.
- Listen to gospel music regularly to get familiar with the genre, and learn from the techniques of experienced singers.
If you want to learn more, we have a 21-lesson program covering singing theory and practical tips, which is perfect for beginners. You can check out the course by visiting the Singing Carrots educational singing course link above. In addition, we have an array of resources including articles and videos that will help you improve your singing skills. Make sure to check them out as well!
Finally, if you want to test your vocal range, check the Vocal range test link in our resources section. This test will help you determine your range and compare it with famous singers.
With practice and the right training, you can sing like the cast of Black Nativity and deliver unforgettable and inspiring performances.