How to Learn Singing “A Moment Like This” from Kelly Clarkson

Learning to Sing “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson

“A Moment Like This” is a powerful song well-known for Kelly Clarkson’s distinctive vocal techniques. This guide aims to help singers understand and learn these techniques, using tools offered by Singing Carrots.

Identifying Vocal Techniques

In “A Moment Like This”, Kelly showcases her extensive vocal range and her mastery in switching between her chest voice and head voice seamlessly. The song also tests her ability to hold long notes, requiring excellent breath support. She ends the song with a sustained high note, demonstrating the importance of good breath control and vocal power.

Similar techniques are used in songs like “Because of You” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes”.

Practicing the Techniques

To emulate Kelly’s performance, start by identifying your voice type and range using Singing Carrots’ Vocal Range Test. Once you know your range, you can practice the song comfortably, adjusting the key if needed.

To develop your breath control, refer to the Breath Support article and do the Falinelli Breathing exercise.

Moving flawlessly between head and chest voices is key. Consult the Voice Registers article and watch the Voice Break and Mixed Voice videos for techniques on how to avoid vocal breaks.

Learning the Song

Once you have a handle on the necessary techniques, use the effective song learning article to guide you through mastering the song step by step. Monitor your pitch accuracy using the Vocal Pitch Monitor, and see how closely you can match Kelly’s original performance.

Understanding the lyrics and connecting emotionally with the song is also a key aspect in delivering a strong performance. Find resources on singing with emotion and overcoming stage fright on Singing Carrots.


After mastering the song, consider recording your performance and analyzing it to make improvements. Lastly, don’t forget to take care of your voice. Vocal health is as important as any technique. Happy singing!