Singing Guide: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources

Are you a beginner or advanced singer?

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a fascinating rock musical that tells the story of a genderqueer East German rock singer named Hedwig Robinson. Hedwig sings with a powerful, moving voice that is both stirring and unique.

If you want to learn to sing like this iconic character, you're in luck, because we have the perfect tips and resources for you!

  • One aspect of the Hedwig style is the use of powerful belts and a distinctive vibrato.
  • To achieve this, it's important to have excellent breath support and an open, resonant sound.

Check out Singing Carrots' course on breath support for the basics on how to control your breath and support your sound, and this great article on singing with vibrato.

  • Hedwig's signature sound also involves a mix of chest and head voice.
  • Singing Carrots has an extensive article on voice registers and vocal breaks as well as a helpful warm-up video that focuses on chest voice and voice registers.

And for those looking to improve their articulation, the Singing Carrots article on articulation is a must-read.

Finally, you'll want to find songs that showcase your new, fabulous Hedwig-inspired voice. Singing Carrots' song search function will help you find tunes that suit your vocal range and style preferences. Additionally, the vocal ranges of over 5000 famous singers are available on the Singing Carrots website, so you can see where you stack up against some of the greats.

Good luck on your journey to become the next Hedwig Robinson!

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