How to Get a Certain Tone While Singing

Singing is all about hitting a certain tone at just the right time. Get a certain tone while singing with help from a professional singer in this free video clip.

Part of the Video Series: Voice Lessons

Video Transcript

Hi, my name is Sami Rudnick, and I am a vocal coach and a professional singer at ROK ON Studios, and today we are going to talk about how to get a certain tone while singing. The first thing is to imagine your favorite artist and think about the vocal techniques that they do in order to get the tone that they have. For example, Britney Spears has a very thin and youthful sound, so she usually constricts her vocal chords to get a certain sound out. For example, Britney Spears sings with her mouth very thin, and she'll sing, "Oops!...I Did It Again," and everything is very wide and tight and restricted for that youthful sound. Another example is Cher who is very characteristic in her voice, very recognizable, and she has a very long sort of face when she's singing and has very elongated vowels. An example of a Cher song, "If I Could Turn Back Time." Another example is somebody contemporary, for example Adele, who sings with her vowels all elongated, a very mature and clean sound, for example, "I Won't Let You Close Enough to Hurt Me." So as you can see, to get different tones you can use your facial muscles, and the way that you articulate your vowels. This has been Sami Rudnick with ROK ON Studios, and that's how to get a certain tone while singing.

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