How to Learn Singing “Chandelier” from Sia

How to Learn Singing “Chandelier” by Sia – A Vocal Guide

Are you a fan of Sia’s powerful vocals and want to learn how to sing her hit song “Chandelier”? In this guide, we will break down the steps to effectively learn and master the song, highlighting the unique vocal technique used by Sia and mentioning similar techniques in other popular songs. Get ready to soar high with your vocals, just like Sia!

Step 1: Analyze Your Voice

Before diving into singing “Chandelier”, it’s important to understand your own vocal range and strengths. Take the Vocal Range Test on Singing Carrots to identify your vocal type and determine the suitable key for the song.

Step 2: Warm Up and Breath Control

Proper warm-up exercises are crucial for preparing your vocal cords. Follow the Twang exercise and the Growling exercise to engage your vocal muscles and improve your vocal control. Don’t forget to practice breath control with the Farinelli Breathing exercise.

Step 3: Study Sia’s Unique Technique

Sia is known for her powerful and emotive singing style. In “Chandelier,” she utilizes a technique called belting to create the intense and soaring vocal moments. Study her performance of the song and notice how she adds dynamic variations, including using her mixed voice to transition smoothly between chest voice and head voice.

To understand more about vocal registers and the concept of vocal break, read the Singing Carrots article on voice registers and vocal break.

Step 4: Learn the Lyrics and Melody

Familiarize yourself with the lyrics and melody of “Chandelier.” Sing along with the original track or use Singing Carrots’ Song-book feature to access linked lyrics, sheet music, and even karaoke versions of the song. Explore the Song search function to find other songs similar in vocal range and difficulty to practice your skills.

Step 5: Practice and Refine

Now that you have mastered the basic technique and learned the song, it’s time to practice and refine your performance. Incorporate vocal exercises from Singing Carrots’ Pitch Training feature to strengthen your pitch accuracy and agility. Remember to maintain good posture and open up your mouth and throat while singing, as explained in the article on open mouth and throat.

Step 6: Monitor Your Progress

Use Singing Carrots’ Vocal Pitch Monitor to visually see the notes you are singing in real-time on a virtual piano. This tool can help you track and analyze your progress as you sing “Chandelier” and other songs.

Step 7: Explore Related Vocal Techniques

Sia’s powerful vocals in “Chandelier” incorporate techniques such as belting and the use of mixed voice. These techniques can also be found in other popular songs like “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele and “Skyfall” by Sam Smith. Listen to these songs to gain inspiration and to further understand the unique vocal techniques used.

Step 8: Take Care of Your Voice

Singing requires proper care of your vocal health. Read Singing Carrots’ article on vocal health to learn about preventing damage and maintaining healthy habits.