Singing Guide: The Revivalists

Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources

Are you a beginner or advanced singer?

The Revivalists' unique brand of rock music is characterized by a fusion of funk, blues and soul. The band's soulful sound has gained them a huge following, and if you love their music and want to learn how to sing like them, here's some advice.

The unique vocal technique central to The Revivalists’ sound is lead singer David Shaw’s emotive style. Shaw has a naturally raspy voice with a ton of character, but he still puts in a lot of effort to make sure his vocals are full of emotion. When learning to sing like The Revivalists, it's essential to add this element to your performance.

To achieve Shaw's vocal style, practice breathing from your diaphragm, which helps you control your pitch and breathe in a way that gives your voice more power. You'll also want to focus on phrasing and diction to achieve the same clarity in your delivery as Shaw does in his.

The Revivalists have a lot of songs that can showcase their unique style, but the best ones to work on are "Keep Going," "Wish I Knew You," and "All My Friends."

To further develop your singing skills, consider using the following Singing Carrots resources:

  • The Vocal Range Test can help you determine your vocal range and identify which songs are best suited for your voice.
  • Warm up your voice and improve your pitch accuracy with the Pitch Accuracy Test.
  • The Pitch Training program can help you develop your pitch control and agility with fun and interactive exercises.
  • Our Search Songs feature allows you to filter songs by vocal range, genre, and difficulty level.

By utilizing these resources and incorporating the singing techniques of David Shaw, you will be on your way to learning to sing like The Revivalists. Good luck!

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