How to Learn Singing “Faded” by Alan Walker
Singing “Faded” by Alan Walker can be a challenging but rewarding experience. In this article, we will guide you through the process of learning and performing this iconic song.
Understanding the Unique Vocal Technique
“Faded” showcases a unique vocal technique known as breathy singing. Breathy singing involves allowing a small amount of air to pass through the vocal cords while producing sound, resulting in a soft and airy tone.
This technique is commonly used in pop and electronic music to convey emotion and vulnerability. It adds a touch of fragility to the vocals, which perfectly complements the melancholic atmosphere of the song.
If you’re new to breathy singing, don’t worry! Singing Carrots offers resources to help you master this technique, such as the article on breathing basics and the Pitch Training module specifically designed to improve breath control.
Learning the Song
Here is a step-by-step guide to learning “Faded”:
1. Familiarize Yourself with the Melody
Start by listening to the original song multiple times. Pay close attention to the melody, rhythm, and phrasing. Sing along to get a feel for the song’s structure and flow.
Once you have a good grasp of the melody, use the Vocal Pitch Monitor tool on Singing Carrots to visually track your sung notes and ensure accuracy.
2. Analyze Your Voice and Determine Your Vocal Range
Before diving into singing the entire song, take the Vocal Range Test on Singing Carrots. This will help you determine your vocal range and understand which parts of the song suit your voice best.
3. Break Down the Song into Sections
Divide the song into manageable sections based on its structure. Work on perfecting one section at a time before proceeding to the next. This approach will allow you to focus on specific challenges and refine your performance gradually.
4. Practice Proper Breathing and Breath Control
To nail the breathy singing style of “Faded,” it’s crucial to master breath control. Practice the exercises provided in the article on breath support to improve your control and sustain your breath throughout the song.
5. Work on Articulation and Pronunciation
Pay attention to the lyrics and work on articulating each word clearly. Practice the articulation exercises outlined in the articulation article to enhance your diction and make your performance more expressive.
6. Record and Evaluate Your Performance
Use Singing Carrots’ progress statistics feature to record and evaluate your performances of “Faded.” Listen back to your recordings, identify areas for improvement, and make necessary adjustments to enhance your overall delivery.
Similar Vocal Techniques in Other Songs
The breathy singing technique used in “Faded” can also be found in other popular songs. Some notable examples include:
- “Stay” by Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
- “Say Something” by A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
- “Hallelujah” by Jeff Buckley
Listening to and studying these songs will not only expand your repertoire but also provide valuable insights into various applications of breathy singing.
Remember, every vocalist is unique, and while learning from others can be helpful, developing your own authentic voice is equally important. The Singing Carrots’ article on finding your own authentic voice can offer valuable guidance in this journey.