Singing Guide: Going Hollywood

Singing Guide: Going Hollywood

Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources

Are you a beginner or advanced singer?

When it comes to crooning, one of the most iconic singers is Bing Crosby. Known for his smooth style and effortless charm, Crosby's voice is instantly recognizable.

If you want to learn how to sing like Bing Crosby, the first thing to focus on is your tone. Crosby's voice was known for being silky-smooth, with a rich timbre that was both warm and soothing. To achieve this, you need to work on your breath control and develop a deep, resonant voice.

To learn the nuances of Crosby's vocal technique, explore the Vocal Pitch Monitor tool on Singing Carrots. This tool lets you see the notes you're singing on a virtual piano and helps you adjust your voice accordingly.

One of the most important aspects of Crosby's singing style was his phrasing. To mimic his style, you need to pay close attention to your timing and pacing, emphasizing certain words, holding certain notes, and varying your dynamics.

A great resource for mastering phrasing is the Pitch Training feature on Singing Carrots. With practice exercises, interactive vocal warm-ups, and a visually engaging pitch visualizer, you can polish your own personal singing style in no time.

Finally, to truly master the art of singing like Crosby, you need to become familiar with his songbook. Some of his most famous tunes include "White Christmas," "Swinging on a Star," and "Blue Skies."

Performing a song can be a challenge, but the more you practice, the more natural it will become. Use the Singing Carrots Song Search tool to find songs in your vocal range, difficulty level, and genre preference.

With Singing Carrots, you have everything you need to master the vocal stylings of Bing Crosby and become a crooner in your own right. So warm up those vocal cords, start practicing your phrasing and timing, and dive into Crosby's classics. Happy singing!

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