Singing Guide: Grease (Musical)
Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources
If you're a big fan of "Grease" and you want to learn how to sing like the lead actors, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, then you should keep reading. The key to their unique sound is their ability to blend pop singing with the traditional sounds of musical theater. Both actors have an amazing vocal range; John Travolta has a warm and deep voice, while Olivia Newton-John has a sweet and soft voice with a great mix of head and chest voice. In this article, we'll explore how to learn to sing like the stars of "Grease" while incorporating Singing Carrots tools and resources.
To begin with, you should analyze your voice using the Singing Carrots vocal range test. This will give you an idea of your range and what notes you can comfortably sing. Once you have your baseline, you will be able to measure your subsequent progress.
After analyzing your range, it's important to focus on your breathing, which is the foundation of good singing. Active breathing is important because it allows you to support your voice and sustain it for longer periods. You can learn how to control your breath with Singing Carrots breathing basics lessons.
John Travolta uses a mix of chest and head voice, which gives his singing a very interesting quality. One of the things you can do is to practice singing different scales, focusing on a smooth transition between chest and head voice, and working on your "break" between the two. Singing Carrots can help you in this area with vocal register lessons.
Olivia Newton-John has a beautiful and sweet voice with an excellent mix of chest and head voice. One of the keys to her unique sound is her use of deliberate enunciation and perfect pitch. To work on your pitch accuracy, try Singing Carrots' pitch accuracy test, which helps you gauge how accurately you are singing.
While singing, you should also pay attention to your articulation. It's important to enunciate your vowels and consonants properly to ensure clarity when you're singing. Singing Carrots' articulation exercises can help you work on this.
When choosing songs to sing like the stars of "Grease," it's important to choose songs that showcase your vocal strengths. "Summer Nights" from the original soundtrack would be a great song to start with and master before moving onto other hits like "Greased Lightning" or "You're The One That I Want."
Lastly, be patient with yourself, and practice regularly. With Singing Carrots' pitch training, warm-up exercises, and interactive pitch visualizer, you can reach your singing goals more easily. Good luck on your journey to singing like a Grease star!