How to Learn Singing “Gorgeous” from Taylor Swift

Learning to Sing ‘Gorgeous’ by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s ‘Gorgeous’ is a vibrant pop song that offers an excellent opportunity to practice and explore the ‘Twang’ vocal technique, a common style in Country and Pop music, known for its distinctive bright and ‘nasal’ tone. Many popular singers like Miley Cyrus in ‘Party in the USA’ and Katy Perry in ‘Roar’ also employ Twang. Here’s a step-by-step guide to learning the song:

1. Analyze the Song:

Analyze the song first, studying the lyrics and melody thoroughly. Noting Swift’s use of Twang, identify the areas she utilizes this method.

2. Understand Twang:

Twang is a vocal technique adding brightness and projection to your singing voice. Practice twang using this exercise.

3. Find Your Voice Type and Range:

Before singing, make sure to find your voice type and range using our handy Vocal Range Test. ‘Gorgeous’ is mostly in the mid-range, which will serve as a good practice for balancing your registers.

4. Practice the Melody:

Use Singing Carrot’s Pitch Training Game to practice the melody. Try to emulate Taylor Swift’s Twang technique as you sing.

5. Add the Lyrics and Twang:

Once you’re comfortable with the melody and Twang, add the lyrics. Pay special attention to Swift’s articulation while maintaining Twang. Articulation can dramatically affect how your performance is perceived.

6. Rehearse:

Now that you’ve got the Twang technique and lyrics down, it’s time to rehearse the entire song. If you need help with your rhythm or pitch, use our Vocal Pitch Monitor.

7. Sing Along with the Song:

Progress to singing along with Taylor Swift. Remember to keep relaxed with correct posture, open throat and breath support. Consult our article on Why do you sing out of pitch? if you face difficulties.

Remember, every song you learn adds to your vocal versatility and technical understanding. Enjoy exploring and mastering the Twang technique with ‘Gorgeous’ and continue to use our Song Search feature to discover other songs within your vocal range. Happy Singing!