How to Learn Singing “Far Away Places” from Vera Lynn

How to Learn Singing “Far Away Places” by Vera Lynn

Are you a fan of Vera Lynn and want to learn how to sing her beautiful song “Far Away Places”? In this article, we will guide you through the process of learning this classic tune while highlighting the unique vocal technique used by Vera Lynn.

The Unique Vocal Technique

One of the distinctive aspects of Vera Lynn’s singing style in “Far Away Places” is her impeccable breath control and phrasing. She effortlessly sustains long, smooth notes while maintaining a consistent tone throughout the song. To achieve this technique, it is crucial to work on your breath support and resonance.

Resources for Breath Support and Resonance

Singing Carrots offers some excellent resources that can help you improve your breath support and resonance, which are essential for singing “Far Away Places” with clarity and control.

  • Breath Support – This article explains the importance of breath support and provides exercises to strengthen your diaphragm.
  • Resonance in Singing – Learn how to resonate your voice effectively, ensuring that your sound carries well.

Learning the Song

To learn “Far Away Places,” follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Start by analyzing your voice type. Understanding your voice range will help you adapt the song to your vocal abilities. To determine your vocal range, take the Vocal Range Test provided by Singing Carrots.
  2. Once you know your vocal range, listen to Vera Lynn’s interpretation of “Far Away Places” multiple times to familiarize yourself with the melody and phrasing. Focus on capturing the emotional depth of the song.
  3. Practice the song’s vocal technique, paying close attention to breath control and resonance. Use the Vocal Pitch Monitor tool to visualize your sung notes on a virtual piano, ensuring accuracy.
  4. Sing along with the instrumental version of the song provided by Singing Carrots’ Song Search feature. This will help you practice singing in sync with the music and improve your timing.
  5. Experiment with vocal expressions and interpret the song in your own unique way while staying true to its emotional essence. Remember to incorporate the tips from Singing Carrots’ article on singing with intuition, skills, emotion, and thinking.

Related Songs and Resources

The unique vocal technique used by Vera Lynn in “Far Away Places” can also be found in other popular songs. Here are a few examples:

To further enhance your singing skills and explore more vocal techniques, you can enroll in Singing Carrots’ comprehensive Educational Singing Course. This course offers 21 lessons covering singing theory and practical tips to help you become a better singer.

So why wait? Start learning “Far Away Places” by Vera Lynn today and discover the joy of singing a classic song while honing your vocal technique with the help of Singing Carrots’ resources.