Learning to Sing “Embraceable You” from Girl Crazy
The melodic and sentimental “Embraceable You” is one of the beautiful songs in the musical ‘Girl Crazy.’ This song requires good breath support and an understanding of voice registers due to its wide range of tones and the need for dynamic contrasts.
Analyzing the Song
Before starting, analyze “Embraceable You” to understand its melody, rhythm, and style. Familiarize yourself with the musical lines, and use the Vocal Pitch Monitor tool to get real-time feedback.
Building Vocal Foundations
Follow the three key steps in learning a song; understanding voice type, learning about vocal registers, and correcting your breathing. These steps are covered in detail in these three articles: Voice Types, Voice Registers & Vocal Break, and Breathing Basics.
Vocal Techniques in the Song
“Embraceable You” requires the ability to shift vocal registers smoothly, maintain breath support for long phrases, and vary singing dynamics. Working on these aspects will also help you output powerful yet controlled notes, giving the song its unique vintage feel. Check the articles about Voice Registers and Breath Support.
Other Songs with Similar Technique
Broadway classics like “My Funny Valentine” and “Summertime” also make use of a similar vocal technique that demands dynamic variations and controlled breath support within a wide range.
Finally, remember that practice makes perfect. Use the Pitch Training tool to practice singing and the Vocal Range Test to determine your comfortable singing range. Also, find more songs suited to your vocal range using the Song Search tool.