How to Learn Singing “Be Still” from The Fray

Learning to Sing “Be Still” by The Fray

“Be Still” by The Fray is a beautiful ballad known for its emotional depth and calming tone. The song focuses heavily on mastering the art of soft, delicate singing, making it a great piece for practicing control and emotional connection.

Vocal Technique Highlight: Soft, Delicate Singing

Executing this song well involves mastering a gentle, breathy tone that can express vulnerability and warmth. Soft singing is a technique seen in many genres and has been used effectively by singers like Sarah McLachlan in “Angel” and Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol in “Chasing Cars.”

Here, the key is to maintain support and control while keeping volume low. For more information on breath support and control, refer to our articles on Breath Support and Breathing Basics.

Interpreting the Song

“Be Still” is an emotional song, and interpreting the lyrics is key to conveying the right emotion. Our article on Singing with Intuition, Skills, Emotion, and Thinking provides insight on this.

Practical Advice

Start with a vocal range test to ensure the song suits your range. Use Pitch Accuracy Test to identify any pitch issues and work on them. Consult our article on Articulation to pronounce words clearly without losing energy and resonance. Remember to warm-up effectively, and use our tool Vocal Pitch Monitor to control your pitch. Finally, apply what you’ve learned in our Pitch Training – Educational Singing Game.

Other Singing Carrots Resources

For a deeper understanding of singing, check out our How to find your own authentic voice and Vocal Health articles. We also have a 21-lesson educational singing course: Check it out here.

Good luck with your singing journey!