How to Learn Singing “Better Together” from Jack Johnson

Mastering “Better Together” by Jack Johnson

‘Better Together’ by Jack Johnson is a sweet, folk rock song that’s a favourite among singers due to its soothing melody and warm lyrical content. To capture its essence, attention to your unique vocal techniques is key. One such technique is ‘Falsetto’, used extensively in this song.

Falsetto Technique

Falsetto is a vocal technique where singers switch from their chest voice to a higher register, resulting in a softer, airier sound. Johnson utilizes this in ‘Better Together’ to add emotion to his performance. Falsetto also adds a flavor of vulnerability to the song, like in the gentle pre-chorus lines of “It’s always better when we’re together”. To understand more about falsetto and other vocal techniques, check out our Voice Registers article.

Other Songs with Falsetto

Falsetto has been famously used in many songs across various genres. Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River”, and Chris Martin’s subtle use in Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” all showcase this technique’s versatility.

Performing “Better Together”

Johnson’s song demands control over your vocal register transitions. To hone this, use our Voice Break exercises. Also, maintain Johnson’s laid-back feel; don’t rush through phrases. Read our Articulation article to learn about phrase shaping, end consonants, and maintaining vocal line flow.

Using Singing Carrots

Make your learning process more engaging with Singing Carrots’ resources. Try our Pitch Training exercises to improve pitch accuracy, and our Vocal Pitch Monitor to see sung notes on a virtual piano. You can even analyze your voice with our Vocal Range Test and find songs that match your vocal range through our Song Search.

Wrapping it up

Remember, ‘Better Together’ is about conveying emotions. Practice singing with emotion in your voice. Consult our Singing with Intuition, Skills, Emotion, and Thinking article for further insights. Happy singing!