Technique for singing jazz ballads called Crooning using Bel Canto technique. Demonstrated here in a Piano/vocal cover version of The Nearness of You.
A singing tip on how to bridge the head and chest voice and also the value of prolonged M’s an N’s as a warmup, as demonstrated here in this cover of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”.
Here’s a singing tip while performing to help you warm up your voice while you are actually on stage. This is especially helpful if you have no chance to warm up beforehand. This is a video demonstration using a piano/vocal cover of Landslide by Stevie Nicks.
Singing while playing an instrument can be challenging, especially when the accompaniment is very different from the melody. Here is a piano/vocal cover of Joni Mitchell’s Barangrill from her “For the Roses” Album demonstrating the solution.
Music critic Neil McCormick, of The Daily Telegraph, has praised Lewis’s technical skills, writing, “Her mezzo-soprano range allows her to take melodies from luxurious low notes to high-flying falsetto, gliding with elegant power and impressive control through all kinds of fluctuations and modulations.”Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic adds, “Lewis can hit what seems like high belted notes.”
Leona Lewis uses her head register on the high notes and never belts even tho’ it sounds like she is belting because of the sheer power behind it. She actually extremely classically trained and has no need to strain. The secret to her vocal prowess is that she still practises operatic scales on a daily basis.