The Best Way To Learn How To Sing Rock

April 28th, 2014 | Author:

Rock singer Davey Havok from American rock band AFILet’s be honest, when you say you want to know the best way to learn how to sing rock, what you’re really saying is that you want to know how to sing as good as some your favorite rock singers. In other words, you want to sound just as awesome as they do. You want to know their singing secrets. You wanna kick ass! And that’s totally cool, because that’s what it’s all about. And the good news is that you can actually learn how to sing like your favorite rock singer if you’re willing to put in the work and do what it takes to make it happen.


What’s the secret to great rock singing?

Have you ever wondered why some singers sound so damn good while others sound very average at best? Is it because some are born with a special singing gene that others don’t have? No, that’s definitely not it. Curious?

The secret behind a great rock singer’s voice is his or her mastery of specific vocal techniques. In other words, great singers have learnt how to control all of the physical moving parts and the various elements that come together to produce the sound that they’re after. Great singers are successfully applying specific vocal techniques. That’s it!

Some singers have learnt to do this by listening to other singers and trying to copy them. This can take many years of trial and error but eventually if your persistent enough you might come through the other side with your own amazing voice too. Unfortunately this can be risky because, if unchecked, many singers will quite often end up developing very bad singing habits when left to their own devices. And these poor singing habits will actually prevent them from ever being able to improve beyond a certain level. And sadly there are many cases of singers doing permanent damage to their vocal cords because of bad singing habits, especially when it comes to singing high energy rock songs which can place a lot of extra demands on the vocal cords.


So what’s the best way to learn how to sing rock?

Well you’d think that the best way to go about learning how to sing rock would be to just go and get lessons from a great rock singer right? Well, believe it or not, this usually doesn’t work out too well. Aside from the fact that most of us don’t have direct access to a great rock singer, the truth of the matter is that many great rock singers really don’t know how to effectively teach someone else how to do what it is they’re actually doing.

Actually the fastest and best way to learn to sing rock [Insert drum roll here] is to connect yourself to a vocal coach who has trained other great rock singers and take lessons from them! It’s that simple. If you really want to fast-track your progress and really kick ass as a rock singer then hook yourself up with a vocal coach that has got great results for other rock singers. Sounds obvious doesn’t it. Every great athlete has a coach and mentor behind them who is helping them achieve their goals and overcome the challenges along the way. Why would achieving greatness as a singer be any different?


Vocal Coach Elizabeth Sabine training Megadeth Singer Dave Mustaine

Finding the right vocal coach and singing method.

Fortunately, we now have access to some of the best singing teachers and vocal coaches in the world through online singing lessons, courses and programs that are readily available at a fraction of the cost of private singing lessons. Where you live is no longer an obstacle either. It’s just a matter of choosing one and getting started.


Here are a few things to consider in making your selection:

 * Can the vocal instructor personally demonstrate the techniques they’re teaching? Would you really want to learn to sing rock from someone who can’t actually do it themselves? Believe it or not, there are many instructors out there teaching a style of singing that they personally can’t demonstrate themselves. That’s not a good sign in my books.

 * Has the vocal instructor, singing course or method achieved success for other great rock singers?

 * Is the vocal instructor, course or method getting good results for singers just like you – at your current level of experience?


A final point to make about learning how to sing rock.

Many of the greatest rock singers in the world have exposed themselves to a lot of different singing methods, techniques and mentors along the way who all contributed to the voice that you now hear them sing with. Each vocal coach and method will approach the task of teaching someone how to sing slightly differently. Each will have it strengths and will contribute something new and different to your understanding and ability to achieve your singing goals. The point is, be open to trying different methods as each can provide another piece of the puzzle for you.

You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve when get the right help and put in the work… go for it! 🙂


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