Acapella. If you are unsure of exactly what this is or why you should consider learning acapella, take a few minutes to watch this awesome rendition of Havana by acapella group Pentatonix.
Beautiful isn’t it?
What is Acapella?
Acapella has its roots in religious singing, and is Italian for “in the manner of the chapel.” It is, essentially, solo singing minus instruments but has grown to include other forms of vocal expression including beatboxing and group or choir harmonies.
The practice required to produce these incredibly beautiful sounds requires dedication and more than a little skill. However, the work is worth the reward when you hear how our human voices can come together to create nothing short of magic.
How Can You Learn Acapella?
Any professional singer will tell you that – no matter your style or music preference – the only way to learn is to try, and then try some more. If you have a desire to learn acapella, then you would need to start singing anywhere and everywhere, with as much variation and in style as you can.
A good music school will put you on the right path with vocal exercises and careful training to make sure that you don’t strain your vocal chords. It’s likely you will start with basic singing techniques and gradually learn how to project your voice and breathe correctly.
The key to learning anything is to study hard, so why not take a song you know well and listen carefully to the key – and then practice, ensuring you are singing in the correct key throughout.
If you have a natural ability, then a specialist music school will help you to take your raw talent and turn it into a professionally trained voice.
Why Is Acapella Beneficial For Music Students?
Singing acapella takes a higher level of vocal dexterity than other styles, and is far more challenging in range and technique. Your training as an acapella singer grants you the ability to sing in a wider range of styles and adds to your portfolio of skills.
Learning to harmonise within a group will improve your voice, sight-singing and ear. You will mature as a singer as you learn to blend your voice with other singers, maintaining just the right pitch to support your group and carry the melody.
You will learn consistency and confidence as your skills grow, making you a valuable member of a group, or a stunning soloist.
If you are interested in learning acapella then we’d love to assist. Chat with one of our trained teachers to find out what you can expect here at Keyboard Magic.