How to Learn Singing “Flaws” from Bastille

Learning to sing ‘Flaws’ by Bastille

‘Flaws’ is a great example to learn the ‘chest voice’ singing technique, which entails singing from the chest area and is widely used in modern singing. Other popular songs using this are ‘Someone Like You’ by Adele or ‘Blowing in the Wind’ by Bob Dylan. Understanding your voice and learning how to control your chest voice is essential. Read more about voice registers here.

Understanding the song

Before we start singing, it’s helpful to analyze the song first. Consider genre, style, emotional background, rhythm structure, and melody progression. This will help you understand the song better. Check here how to learn a song effectively.

Finding your range

‘Flaws’ by Bastille has a range from E4 to A5, which is a typical tenor range. If you’re not sure about your vocal range, you can test it here.

Practicing the Song

Once you have an understanding of the song and your vocal range, you can start practicing. Use our Pitch Training tool to improve your pitch accuracy. Then, try singing along with the song using the Vocal Pitch Monitor.

Chest Voice Technique

‘Flaws’ is mostly sung in chest voice, and it’s a unique vocal technique to master. Chest voice technique involves singing from your chest, which can result in a stronger and clearer sound compared to your head voice. Physical sensation of chest voice can be compared to speaking loudly or projecting voice. To master this technique, watch this Chest Voice Explained video.

Continued Learning

Now that you’ve learned and practiced this song, head to our song search tool and find more songs matching your vocal range and genre preference. That will give you more opportunities to practice chest voice and expand your repertoire.

Practice Makes Perfect

Remember, singing a song is not just about hitting the right notes. It’s about passion, emotion and connecting with your audience. Practice regularly and remember to take care of your vocal health.