How to Learn Singing “Fever” from Eva Cassidy

Learning to Sing “Fever” by Eva Cassidy

“Fever” is a classic song that has been covered by numerous artists over the years. Eva Cassidy’s version stands out with her beautiful interpretation and unique vocal techniques. In this article, let’s dive into how to learn and sing this song effectively.

Understanding the Vocal Techniques

Eva Cassidy’s rendition of “Fever” showcases a masterful use of vocal control, breath support, and most notably, the vocal technique known as ‘twang’. Twang involves narrowing the larynx to create a brighter, more piercing sound without straining the vocal cords. It’s frequently used in blues, rock, gospel, and country music. Some examples of songs employing this technique include “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston, and “Someone Like You” by Adele.

To learn and perfect your ‘twang’, have a look at this How to Twang Exercise.

Learn the Song

Start by listening and understanding the song. Pay attention to the details of Cassidy’s interpretation and the uniqueness of her voice. Take a look at our article, How to learn a song effectively for guidance.

Determine Your Vocal Range

“Fever” requires the ability to reach both low and high notes comfortably within a singer’s range. Use our Vocal range test to determine your vocal range. This will help you adjust the song’s key if necessary.

Practice the Techniques

Once you’re familiar with the song’s structure, melody, and the vocal techniques it requires, it’s time to start implementing them in your practice. Along with the ‘twang’ technique, focus on your breath control to ensure you can sustain the long, powerful notes in “Fever”. Here’s our Breath support article to aid you further.

Review and Improve

Lastly, review your performance. Use our Vocal Pitch Monitor to check for any pitch inaccuracies. Keep practicing until you’re comfortable with the song and all the vocal techniques it demands.

Have patience and remember that learning to sing a song like “Fever” requires time and consistent practice. Enjoy the process!