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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!
Be it the beach or the zoo, decide on a destination and get there without using the GPS. Having to pay attention to onboard navigation draws your focus away from the singing and hence the fun. What’s more, a wrong turn or two might just be the cue for a dramatic encore.
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.”
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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