Singing Guide: Steven Universe: The Movie
Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources
Steven Universe is a highly acclaimed cartoon show loved by children and adults alike. Its iconic songs have become a huge part of its popularity. The Steven Universe movie featured new songs that showcased the vocal abilities of its incredibly talented cast, making it a great way to learn singing.
The main character, Steven, is voiced by Zach Callison. Steven's voice is unique because it combines a youthful timbre with a strong and confident delivery. To learn how to sing like Steven, start by identifying your own voice's timbre and try to match it with Steven's using Singing Carrots' vocal range test. Then, follow these practical tips, incorporating the relevant resources from Singing Carrots:
- Master Breath Support and Diaphragm Control - As you sing like Steven, remember to maintain steady and controlled breathing. Check out Singing Carrot's article on Breath Support and the Farinelli Breathing video.
- Open and Relax Your Throat - Keep your throat relaxed, open, and moist. Singing Carrots' article on opening your mouth and throat here will guide you.
- Master Vocal Registers - Steven uses a mix of head voice, chest voice, and falsetto, moving effortlessly between them. Singing Carrots has lots of videos on voice registers, mixed voice, and voice break exercises, like Voice Break and Chest Voice Explained.
- Master Articulation - Good articulation can make your singing sound clearer and more expressive. Singing Carrots has a great article on it here and the Finger Bite video.
- Emote With Your Voice - Steven Universe is known for its emotional storytelling through music. To sing like Steven, you need to incorporate emotion and feeling into your singing. Singing Carrot's article on singing with emotion here will guide you.
To learn Steven Universe's featured songs, use the Songbook tool on Singing Carrots here, where you can search for songs based on vocal range, difficulty, and genre.
With these practical tips and Singing Carrots' resources, mastering Steven Universe songs and learning how to sing like a pro has never been easier!