How to Learn Singing “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” from Julie London

Learning to Sing “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” by Julie London

“Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” is a classic tune known for its unique vocal technique called “legato”, which means smoothly connecting each note. London’s rendition seamlessly uses legato, requiring controlled breath and perfect pitch. This technique is also used in popular songs like “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra. Here’s how to learn it using Singing Carrots resources:

Analyze Your Voice

Firstly, find out your vocal range with our vocal range test. The song lies within a mezzo-soprano range, so compare your results with famous singers and decide if it’s suitable for your voice.

Master the Legato Technique

Legato emphasizes fluidity and smooth transitions, focusing on resonance and breath control. Start by understanding the basics of active and passive breathing.

Sing Along & Monitor Your Pitch

Try to sing along with the original track using our Pitch Monitor to practice maintaining the correct pitch.

Practice Precision

With our Pitch Training tool, practice maintaining exact pitch and transitioning smoothly.

Apply the Technique to Other Songs

Before the final performance of “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”, try singing songs that also use legato, such as “Fly Me To The Moon”. This will enhance your understanding of this technique.

Final Performance

Focusing on emotion and legato, sing “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye” using what you’ve learned. Maintain good posture, and don’t forget to warm-up. Use our performance tips for performing on stage.


Rome wasn’t built in a day, so persistent practice is key. Sing regularly, maintain vocal health, and keep track of your progress.