Learn to Sing – Lana Del Rey’s ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’
When you listen to Lana Del Rey’s cover of ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,’ one of the unique vocal techniques you’ll notice is her enchanting use of vibrato to portray the emotional depth of the song. Vibrato is subtle fluctuation of pitch, usually a semi-tone or quarter-tone. This technique is also used by artists like Julie Andrews in ‘Feed The Birds’, and Freddie Mercury in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
Discovering Your Vocal Range
Before diving into the song, it’s important to understand your own vocal range. Use our vocal range test to identify your range and compare it with that of Lana Del Rey.
Vibrato requires good breath control and singing with the relaxed, natural movement of your vocal folds. A great hands-on approach to developing vibrato is using the Beggars Bounce exercise. This exercise helps you understand how vibrato feels and sounds.
Pitch Accuracy and Pronunciation
To ensure you’re hitting all the right notes, use our pitch accuracy test. This tool helps you assess your pitch accuracy. Additionally, queen Lana has a very unique way of pronouncing her vowels, known as articulation, for detailed understanding refer to our articulation article.
Lana Del Rey is highly regarded for her emotive performances. In ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,’ she uses emotional shifts and nuances to add depth to the lyrical themes. Check out our article on singing with emotion for tips on how to convey these feelings when singing.
For more tailored help with this song, check out our song search where you can find songs that match your vocal range, genre preference, and difficulty level.
Now, pick up the microphone, and let’s not allow Lana Del Rey’s rendition of ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ be misunderstood!