How To Sing Bono Vocal Range

You know Bono. I know him too.

But beyond just obsessing with studying his musical career, I know exactly how to sing Bono vocal range.

No:

I mean I have been singing like Paul David Hewson for the past 2 years.

And guess what:

I am ready to pass it on to you too as I have done to several other beginner music heads.

Yes:

You can develop your voice to sound exactly like Bono and attain his vocal range with just a few steps.

Follow my lead:

Bono’s Vocal Range

Though:

Bono has been classified as a tenor. His voice holds a lot of potentials and comes out really powerful and beautifully whenever he sings.

Here are some facts about his voice:

  • He is a tenor.
  • His vocal range is B2 – D4.
  • He has a three-octave vocal range.
  • He developed an English Vocal Accent.
  • He is an expert at the full whisper-shout range of blues.
  • Song with the LOWEST pitch: Children of the Revolution (B2-D4).
  • Song with the HIGHEST pitch: Children of the Revolution (B2-D4).

Let’s proceed:

How To Sing Like Bono 

First thing:

  • Hitting Bono’s High C

Did you notice this too?

Most singers often marvel at Bono’s range. The dude sang high C# in “Bad” during ‘I’m Wide Awake” without breaking. 

Impressive:

And he achieved this with a “head” voice. A head voice is where you let the soft palate go completely and your voice shots up into the resonators in your head.

But remember:

Bono has about a two and a half octave range. Three if you count the falsetto. This is impressive and not within everyone’s reach. 

So:

 You have to focus on his voice in order to attain that level. Practice. Practice. Practice.

Next up:

  • Learn to Sing Bono’s falsetto

Now:

People starting out at singing are often put off by the difficulty of singing falsetto.

Naturally:

As Bono loves a little drama he also loves to throw in this extra stylistic trick. The truth is that falsetto singing comes with practice.

Now:

Coldplay’s Chris Martin is another singer that uses falsetto quite a lot, switching from a normal singing voice. 

In my opinion: 

It might be best for you to take him as a model before opting for Bono just so you get the mechanical side right. 

At first:

You might want to almost stop singing for the split second you need to switch.

But:

The more you work on it, the easier it is to switch to using Falsetto.

Moving on:

  • Listen To His Lyrics 

You saw that coming, didn’t you?

Well, Bono has several songs where he hit different pitches. That’s something you should focus on.

But:

You should focus more on his lyrics. A songwriter’s lyrics tell a lot about what goes on in their life and their head.

In addition,

Connecting with his lyrics and getting in-depth with it will give you more understanding of his singing style.

Moving on:

  • Take Note 

Pro tip:

Watch his live concerts, videos where he sings with his raw voice. Pay attention to his strengths and weaknesses while singing. 

Most important:

Listen to the way he switches to falsetto and how he puts pressure on his voice when he changes his range

Also:

After connecting to his lyrics, you can start writing songs with similar lyrics so as to get yourself well accustomed to his style.

In addition to that:

Once you are accustomed to his style, you’ve worked on your subconscious and it will help a lot in singing like Bono.

  • Practice

Yes:

Bono is a very proficient singer and attaining a singing level like him would take a lot of hard work. This is not just about a few months of training your voice and singing style.

I mean:

Practicing his vocal range and testing yourself time after time. Remember every minute you spend doing this puts you one step closer to singing like Bono.

To round it off:

Record and review your development after a certain time of practice. This helps to set your milestones and hone in on your skills.

And it’s a wrap:

In Conclusion

In case you don’t know:

Bono lost his voice during a performance in Berlin in 2018. I am letting you know this so you go gentle on yourself.

In addition:

No matter how determined you are to sing like Bono, you shouldn’t strain your voice in the first few practice sessions.

I wish you all the best in your quest and I hope you get to sing and achieve more than Bono.

See you on the next page. #StaySafe.