Singing Guide: Donna Lewis
Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources
Donna Lewis is a Welsh-born singer-songwriter, known for her unique vocal style that blends pop, rock, and classical elements. Her voice has a gentle, ethereal quality that seems to float effortlessly above the music. To learn how to sing like Donna Lewis, there are a few techniques and exercises you can focus on.
- First and foremost, work on your breath support. Lewis often uses a breathy, airy quality in her singing, which requires a strong foundation of breath control. Start by practicing breathing from your diaphragm, instead of your chest, and use the Farinelli Breathing exercises provided by Singing Carrots. This will help you develop the breath support needed for sustained, controlled singing.
- In addition, Lewis's vocal style is characterized by a light, bell-like tone quality, often achieved by singing with an open mouth and throat. Use the Open mouth & throat and Articulation articles by Singing Carrots to master the technique of singing with an open mouth. You can also improve your articulation with the Finger Bite exercise.
- Another key aspect of Lewis's vocal style is her use of vibrato, a rapid variation of pitch that adds warmth and expressiveness to her singing. Follow the Singing with Vibrato link in the article, then try the exercises suggested in the video links provided, such as Beggars Bounce or Diaphragm Bounce. These will help you develop your own vibrato for added expressiveness.
- Finally, to develop the specific quality of Lewis's voice, focus on songs that showcase her unique vocal style. Check out songs like "I Love You Always Forever", "At the Beginning", or "Heaven Sent You". Using Singing Carrots' Search songs link, you can find songs within your vocal range that fit your preferred genre.
By practicing these techniques and working on specific songs, you'll be on your way to singing like Donna Lewis in no time!