Singing Guide: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has been one of the most unique hip-hop groups of the 1990s with their blend of melodic harmonies, rap, and their distinctive vocal style, known as "harmonic thug." This contemporary rap group of Cleveland, Ohio has received critical acclaim for its ability to blend complex and sometimes dark lyrics with melodic vocal delivery.
If you want to learn how to sing like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, your first step should be to work on your rap skills. Bone Thug's unique singing style is heavily influenced by rap and is often described as fast-paced and staccato. To get a sense of how they blend rap with singing, it’s essential to listen to their earlier works such as Tha Crossroads, Notorious Thugs, or East 1999.
Additionally, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony often utilizes harmonies. Learning to hit notes and developing vocal control is vital. As such, our Vocal range test and Pitch accuracy test will help you hone your singing techniques.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s unique vocal technique was named "harmonic thug" and is hard for many people to emulate. Understanding the different vocal registers is important to reproducing their style. An understanding of how to access different registers of your voice will make it easier to practice, so you should check the Voice registers & vocal break article on our blog. To find similar techniques to the ones utilized by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the Contemporary vocal techniques: Heavy modal, Twang, and Belting article could be helpful.
Breath control is another critical aspect of Bone Thug's-N-Harmony’s unique style. Your breath support affects the clarity of your rapping and singing and is one of the most important factors to consider when studying Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Our Breathing basics and Breath support articles provide extensive information and exercises on the topic.
Finally, our Vocal Pitch Monitor and Pitch Training tools can help you learn proper intonation and pitch control. Both are fundamental factors in any style of singing, and you will not be able to sing like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony without first developing these skills.
In conclusion, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s unique blend of melodic singing and rap is a challenging style to sing, but with hard work, dedication, and the help of Singing Carrots, anyone can learn to sing like them.