Singing Guide: Propellerheads

Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources

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Learn to sing like Propellerheads:

Propellerheads is a British electronic music duo consisting of Will White and Alex Gifford. Propellerheads combines elements of jazz, funk, and breakbeat with electronic music to create a unique sound.

To sing like Propellerheads, you need to focus on their unique style, which emphasizes the use of vocoder and electronic effects with electronic beats. Here we will provide you with practical tips, resources, and techniques to master the art of singing like Propellerheads.

Tips to sing like Propellerheads:

  1. Focus on producing electronic sounds, with a lot of emphasis on creating new sounds with the help of a synthesizer. Tools such as Vocal Pitch Monitor will help you visualize your pitch, which is essential to this style of singing.
  2. Practice breathing techniques, like exercises provided in the Farinelli Breathing video. Propellerheads' music is fast-paced, and you need to develop a good breath control technique to keep up.
  3. Use a vocal processor or vocoder to create electronic sound effects to perfect your sound. With the Pitch Training tool, you can practice different sounds and effects.
  4. Don't be afraid to experiment with your voice! The Heavy Modal, Twang, and Belting techniques are perfect for achieving the signature electronic sound of Propellerheads.

Songs that showcase Propellerheads' unique sound:

  1. "Take California"
  2. "Bang On!"
  3. "Velvet Pants"
  4. "Echo and Bounce"
  5. "You Want It Back"

Singing Carrots resources to help you sing like Propellerheads:

  • Practice with the Vocal Range Test to determine your vocal range.
  • Improve your pitch accuracy with the Pitch Accuracy Test.
  • Use the Vocal Pitch Monitor to see your sung notes on a virtual piano.
  • Try out the Pitch Training tool for warm-ups, pitch visualization exercises, and exercises for range and agility.
  • Search our song database for songs that match your vocal range, difficulty, and genre preferences using our song search.
  • Explore vocal ranges of over 5000 famous singers on our Artists page.
  • Create your performance set and get linked lyrics, sheet music, chords, karaoke, and YouTube audio on our Songbook page.
  • Get access to a 21-lesson program covering singing theory and practical tips on our Singing Course page.

With the vocals of Propellerheads, you can explore sound-mixing electronic music with a vocalist providing the vocal signature sound. Use the techniques and resources provided by Singing Carrots to learn the unique style and combine your skills to create an impressive sound that you can perform.

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