Singing Guide: Wizzard

Singing Guide: Wizzard

Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources

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Learning to sing like Roy Wood, the founder of the bands The Move, Electric Light Orchestra and Wizzard, can be a rewarding experience. Roy Wood was a unique musician and composer known for his impressive vocal range, multi-instrumentalist skills, and his production abilities. If you are interested in expanding your vocal range, honing your instrument skills, and producing contemporary music with a vintage feel, this is the right guide for you.

To successfully sing like Roy Wood, you will need to train your voice to reach a high range, emulate his dynamic vocals and learn how to produce orchestral arrangements. If you have not assessed your voice already, you can start by taking Singing Carrots' vocal range test, to determine your baseline and set goals.

Roy Wood's range spans from a rich and haunting bottom to a crystalline, piercing falsetto, so it is essential to perform vocal warm-ups to reach his level. Singing Carrots' Vocal Pitch Monitor can help you assess whether you are hitting the right notes and monitor your progress. Additionally, the Pitch Training tool provides you with the opportunity to practice pitch accuracy through interactive exercises.

Roy Wood's voice is also characterized by the effectiveness of his transitions between register breaks. To learn how to transition smoothly between your vocal registers, Singing Carrots offers courses on voice registers and the vocal break, which will provide you with the necessary techniques and exercises to master this skill.

Orchestration is also an essential element of Roy Wood's music. If you are struggling with producing orchestral arrangements, the Pitch Visualizer and Piano Roll editor included in the Pitch Training tool could be a helpful resource. It also provides you with interactive exercises for range and agility.

Another trait of Roy Wood's music is the sense of melody he brings to his vocals. To learn how to master this skill, you can read the Singing Carrots article on how to learn a song effectively, incorporating tips to memorize melodies and enhance your interpretation.

Finally, Roy Wood's music is characterized by a mix of genres, from rock and roll, blues, soul, and classical music. To learn how to emulate his versatility, we recommend Singing Carrots' article on pop/jazz vs classical singing. It will help you understand different singing techniques related to each style that Roy Wood blended to create his sound.

By following these tips and using Singing Carrots' resources, you will be well on your way to becoming a singer like Roy Wood. Don't forget to check out the videos on twang, growling, vibrato, articulation, chest voice, nasality, and good singing posture to help in your singing journey. Happy learning!

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