How to Sing Like Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson is the king of pop and will always remain in our hearts.
He is one of the few singers that everybody knows about.
He has fans all over the world.
Michael Jackson, being the king of pop, used to sing in a variety of vocals.
Singing like him is not an easy job.
If you are his fans, you must have thought, “How to Sing Like Michael Jackson?”
Well, you can sing like MJ by following a few tips and tricks.
Michael Jackson was gifted with a very high-pitched voice but you can achieve that through some tips and practicing. So, let’s get into it!
Tips and Tricks
You can’t sing exactly like Michael Jackson or any other singer but you can achieve a close enough voice.
All it requires is a lot of practice and focus.
Singing is something that you practice anywhere, anytime even when you are doing something else like washing dishes, taking a shower, etc.
Listen to All MJ Songs
If you are a fan of Michael JAckson, you must have heard almost all of his songs.
But you should do this again.
This time, you should focus on his voice more than the lyrics or the music.
Keep in your mind that you are learning from his songs and not listen to enjoy his songs.
Focus on every aspect of his singing such as how he goes from high notes to low notes, how loudly he sings, how pitched his voice is etc.
Once you understand his voice and singing style, it will become easier for you to imitate him.
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Practice Singing Tenor
Tenor is the highest pitched voice of a male.
MJ used to sing in tenor.
Tenor doesn’t mean that you have to shout while singing.
You have to find a balance so that your highest pitched voice sounds good too.
For this purpose, try speaking loudly before you practice singing in tenor.
This way, it will become a habit and you won’t have to forcefully sing in tenor.
Listen to his song “Thriller”.
In this song, you will notice the tenor in his voice.
Try singing that way and practice this song like he sings it.
Practice Singing Falsetto
Falsetto is also the highest voice of a person that is higher than the natural voice.
You can practice singing falsetto by singing in a way that your center, mouth and lungs are relaxed.
Try to imitate the noise of a siren and go as loud as you can but keep your voice still sounding good.
That’s how you can find your falsetto. Sing MJ’s songs in falsetto where required.
Connect Chest and Head Voice
Michael JAckson used to blend his head and chest voice perfectly.
This aspect requires a lot of practice but you can do it too.
Start singing in closed vowels like OO and when you sing through your flip section, try to keep it a little quieter.
Eventually it won’t occur and you will be able to add more support by practicing.
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Practice Singing in Low-Pitched Voice
Even though most of his songs contain high-pitched voices, it is also important for you to practice how he sang in a low-pitched voice.
If you don’t practice this, you won’t be able to achieve his high-pitched voice in the first place.
This aspect is necessary especially if you are looking forward to creating your own songs in Michael Jackson’s voice.
You can also use your natural low-pitched voice but it won’t blend well.
Therefore, practice Michael Jackson’s low-pitched voice as well.
If you can’t find much of his low-pitched voice, you can start seeing his interviews where he is just talking.
If you start imitating the way he talks, you can sing in a low-pitched voice similar to MJ’s too.
Combine All the Tips
When you think that you are good at all the things mentioned above, it is time for you to combine all the aspects of his songs.
Choose any song of Michael Jackson and sing it whole the way he sings it.
You can find many karaokes on YouTube and can sing his songs with the background music and without vocals.
But it is better to practice his songs first and then go on to karaoke.
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Practice is the KEY
You can only sing like Michael Jackson if you keep on practicing on his songs.
He has a lot of albums and songs so you won’t run out of them to practice on.
A good way to practice his songs is to choose one song and keep practicing it until you think that you are able to sing it like Michael Jackson.
Even if it takes a week or more than that, don’t go to another song.
Moreover, start with easy songs and then go to songs that you think are hard to sing.
Once you are done with one song, choose another song and master it.
Repeat it until you find it easier to sing like Michael Jackson.
How Long Will It Take?
No matter how good of an impersonator you are, you can’t sing 100% like Michael Jackson.
But you can make your voice sound similar to him.
It depends upon the person.
If you also have a natural high-pitched voice like Michael Jackson, you can sing like him more easily than other people.
Practicing and consistency is the most important thing if you want to sing like him.
Even though you can’t sing exactly like the king of pop, you can achieve a similar voice.
People want to sing like him because his voice was extremely unique and his singing style was too good to be true.
You can also add your own touches to his singing style to come up with your singing style.
The most important thing in achieving his voice is to practice your high-pitched voice as much as you can.
If you become good at that, you can sing like him easily.
Practice on his songs for the best results.