If you want to learn how to sing rock you will need to learn
how to make a variety of sounds from screams to moans. The
sound of rock music often revolves around the electric guitar
or acoustic guitar and it uses a strong back beat laid down by
a rhythm section of electric bass guitar, drums and keyboard
instruments. In its purest form rock has three chords, a strong
insistent back beat and a catchy melody.
When singing rock you want a basic, solid, healthy, singing
technique and your abilities need to shine when it comes
time to strut your stuff on stage. Singing rock can be really
hard on the voice and so it's extra
important to have a good singing technique or you
risk damaging your voice.
Energetic singing and a rock attitude are also
important to become a successful rock star. If you're
looking for the kind of success of Mick Jagger or Axl Rose
then you've got your work cut out for you. You will not only
need to sing with a lot of energy, but you'll also need to be a
great performer to build up a large following.
When you watch rock concerts you'll notice how
important stage performance is for rock stars. You
don't just need to learn how to sing rock, but also how to
perform rock. When you perform you may have to dance, sing
and lip-sync all at the same time.
As I mentioned singing rock is hard on the throat but
in many cases rock singers are cast on their
look and image and producers just hope their voice can last the
test of time.
If you're serious about becoming a rock star you
will have to create a demo recording so that producers can
hear what you sound like when your voice is mixed on a
professional quality CD.
How to sing rock:
Many rock singers have a
scratchy sound to their voice that's close to screaming and so
if you want to know how sing rock and make a career of it, you
will need to learn how to avoid damaging your voice. Afterall
you'll want to keep making those rock sounds that make
your fans go wild.
Screaming too much for too
long in concerts can tax the voice and cause fatique, strain
and tone changes. To prevent damage rock singers can use
resonance to create sounds that they normally make by
Because rock singers use a microphone,
singing rock does not require the same intensity and clarity as
classical singing. As a rock singer you can get away with
having a slight fuzzy tone to your voice. The latest technology
in sound systems can instantly correct the wayward pitch of
rock singers. Lines and phrases also tend to be less drawn out
when singing rock.
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