Singing Guide: Nunsense II The Second Coming
Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources
Welcome aspiring singers! Today we are going to learn how to sing like the phenomenal cast of "Nunsense II The Second Coming". This sequel to the original hit musical, features stunning performances by the talented actresses Mary Stout, Jeanne Tinker, Bonnie Lee, Stephanie Wahl, and Melissa Hart.
What sets the cast of "Nunsense II The Second Coming" apart is their ability to blend exceptional singing with strong comedic timing. To sound like these incredible performers, you'll need to have a solid vocal foundation, a knack for humor, and some dedicated practice.
First, let's talk about vocal techniques. The voice is a complex instrument, and it's crucial to have proper breath support, posture, and articulation. Check out Singing Carrots' articles on breathing basics, breath support, open mouth, and good posture to ensure that you are beginning your singing practice on the right foot.
When it comes to learning specific songs from "Nunsense II The Second Coming", it's important to listen to the original cast recording and get a feel for each character's unique voice. Many of the songs in this musical require strong belting, so warm up with Singing Carrots' pitch training, mixed voice and chest voice exercises, and heavy modal technique articles to build your strength and range.
One of the standout performances from the show is Mary Stout's rendition of "What Would Elvis Do?". This song showcases not only Stout's comedic timing but also her ability to transition from a softer singing voice to a strong belt. Focus on connecting your breath to your singing voice, and practice hitting those high notes with clarity.
Another iconic song from the show is "I Just Want to Be a Star", performed by Jeanne Tinker. This number requires strong vocal control and vibrato technique. Check out Singing Carrots' articles on resonance and singing with vibrato to get started.
Finally, no discussion of "Nunsense II The Second Coming" would be complete without mentioning Bonnie Lee's show-stopping performance in "Growing Up Catholic". This song features fast-paced lyrics and a playful melody. Make sure to practice articulation with Singing Carrots' finger bite exercise and to warm up your voice with humming and sustain vocal practice.
With these tips and resources, you'll be well on your way to sounding like the talented cast of "Nunsense II The Second Coming". Remember to practice regularly, maintain good vocal health, and most importantly, have fun!