Learning to sing a particular song can be a rewarding experience and help you improve your vocal skills. In this article, we’ll explore how to learn Lana Del Rey’s song “Brooklyn Baby” and highlight the unique vocal techniques used in the song. We’ll also mention other popular songs that utilize similar vocal techniques.
Understanding the Song
Before diving into learning the song, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with the lyrics and melody. Take some time to listen to “Brooklyn Baby” by Lana Del Rey and read through the lyrics. Understanding the story and emotions conveyed in the song will help you deliver a more authentic performance.
Vocal Technique: Breath Control and Intimate Phrasing
“Brooklyn Baby” showcases Lana Del Rey’s signature breathy and intimate vocal style. To replicate this technique, focus on breath control and sustaining a consistent airflow as you sing. Start with deep diaphragmatic breaths and release the air smoothly to create a controlled and expressive sound.
Similar Songs with Breath Control and Intimate Phrasing:
- “Video Games” – Lana Del Rey
- “Summertime Sadness” – Lana Del Rey
- “Young and Beautiful” – Lana Del Rey
Here are some practical tips to help you effectively learn and master “Brooklyn Baby”:
- Analyze Your Voice: Before diving into the song, analyze your vocal range using the Vocal Range Test provided by Singing Carrots. Knowing your vocal range will help you determine if the song is within your comfortable range.
- Warm-up and Practice: Use warm-up exercises like the ones provided in the Pitch Training tool to prepare your voice for singing. Practice the song in sections, focusing on the challenging parts, and gradually putting the sections together.
- Breathing Basics: Review the article on Breathing Basics to ensure you have a solid foundation in breath support. Incorporate the exercises from the How to Twang Exercise and How to Growl Exercise videos to further develop breath control.
- Articulation: Pay attention to your articulation to deliver the lyrics clearly. Check out the Articulation article for tips. Practice using the Finger Bite Exercise to improve your diction.
- Mimic Lana Del Rey’s Style: Listen to Lana Del Rey’s other songs mentioned above to gain a better understanding of her vocal style. Pay attention to the breathiness, subtle vocal inflections, and emotional nuances in her performances.
Progress Tracking and Additional Resources
As you practice and progress with “Brooklyn Baby,” make sure to track your progress using Singing Carrots’ Progress Statistics feature. It provides valuable insights into your vocal development over time.
In addition to the resources mentioned above, Singing Carrots offers other articles and tools that can further enhance your vocal skills. Explore topics such as voice types, vocal registers, vocal health, and more in the blog section. You can also consider enrolling in the comprehensive Educational Singing Course to learn fundamental singing techniques and theory.
Remember, learning a song takes time and effort. Be patient with yourself, enjoy the process, and don’t be afraid to seek guidance from singing teachers or vocal coaches. Happy singing!