If you’re a musician or producer, you know that sometimes the best way to add interest and creativity to a song is to add in some vocal ad libs. Ad libs can range from a simple “ooh” or “aah” to more complex scat singing or melodic licks. They can be sung by the lead vocalist or by a background singer, and they can be added in during the recording process or live onstage.
Whether you’re looking to add some spice to your own music or you’re producing a track for someone else, here are a few tips for adding vocal ad libs:
1. Know the song. This may seem obvious, but it’s important to make sure you know the melody and lyrics of the song inside and out before you start ad-libbing. This will help you stay on track and in key while you’re improvising.
2. Listen to the instrumental track. Once you know the melody, it’s time to