"Beyoncé… I love her." 10th May 2013
So most of you who know me will know that I have a slight obsession with Beyoncé… and for GOOD reason! This is a little post about how incredible she was when I saw her in concert in Manchester on Wednesday.
For those of you who are not massively educated in vocals and performance… Beyoncé is good. I mean really good. Her songs are incredibly challenging to sing as they use both the 1st and 2nd female bridge (and even the 3rd
bridge in that crazy “Love on top” song). For a lot of female singers that 1st bridge is killer, but to nail both of them, then sing through them in concert night after night, then dance around the stage whilst doing them… wow. I've even posted the footage she released of the concert so you can see for yourself!
Secondly, singing note perfect in a studio when you’re recording and really concentrating is pretty impressive, but as many of you will know, when you’re singing live and on a stage, it seems to change. Either nerves get the better of you, or the emotion of the performance just seems to throw you enough to make those top notes flat or at least harder work than they need to be. Even the inconsistency of how your voice performs day to day can be enough to mess things up for you. Beyoncé however manages to do it every time, riffs and all, in an incredibly elegant and inspiring way.
So there’s two ways that you can take something like seeing Beyoncé live. You could go and hide away in a hole wishing that someday you might magically turn into a star (if only), or you can do what Beyoncé did… work hard.
Now, I know you might think that Beyoncé is freakishly talented and that no one will ever be as good as she is… and to a certain extent you’re right (she’s freaking awesome). To have built up an empire like she has is a life’s work and takes some serious dedication. But there is hope, because believe it or not… you can learn to sing like that.
Hear me out… I’m not saying you’re definitely going to be the next Beyoncé, but you can certainly learn some great technique and learn how to control your voice in a way that means those 1st and 2nd bridge notes aren’t so difficult after all. That’s what I did, and that’s why I rave so much about the technique that I teach. I started off a few years ago with a horrendous crack at my first bridge. It wasn’t even subtle or well hidden! But now, I can sing through my first bridge and second bridge and third bridge… and it is SO much fun. A few years ago I would never have thought that I would be able to sing like I can now.
So trust me when I say that you can learn… you just need a great vocal coach and some determination.
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