Rock Stars on the Road
Tip #1: Numbers Matter
Remember the viral carpool karaoke videos on YouTube? The ones that are most fun always have four people in the car. If you’re a family of three, grab a relative who lives to sing and make it a surprise by unexpectedly breaking into song!
Tip #3: Ease into the Groove
Resist going full soprano on your first song. To hit the high notes, first warm up with a feel-good, mid-tempo ditty that eases you up the range. Still not getting it? Here’s a clever shortcut to get your vocals soaring in no time — modify the vowels of words where the high notes happen. As one expert notes, “Even non-singers instinctively know they can go higher if they shout ‘whoo-hoo’ rather than ‘ah-ha’. Use closed vowel sounds such as ‘oo’ or ‘ee’ when singing higher scales.”
Tip #4: Pick an Earworm
Some songs are so catchy they camp inside your head. With that in mind, pick these tunes and everyone — including grandma — will have an easier time remembering the lyrics and singing along. (Afterwards, we take no responsibility for annoying the family with your incessant humming.)
Tip #5: Plan for a Pit Stop
Most concerts have a short break in the middle, so why not yours? Stop at a Caltex, refuel your car and refresh your throat with honey-infused drinks from Caltex Star Mart.
Tip #6: Go Wild With Words
You’re getting hungry? Instead of sticking to the lyrics, belt out: I’M… GONNA EAT… ALL THE CHICKEN RICE… ALL THE CHICKEN RICE…
Everyone breaks out in laughter and you’re suddenly the funniest mum/dad on earth.
Tip #7: End on a High Note
As your destination nears, wrap up with an epic song. With everyone in full chorus and the windows wound down, exchange waves, smiles and high-fives with other folks in the parking lot.