Learning to Sing ‘I Fall in Love Too Easily’ by Chet Baker
“I Fall in Love Too Easily” is a gem of a song in the jazz world, performed beautifully by Chet Baker. Featuring his signature emotive, soft, and mellow tone, it’s vital to understand the unique singing techniques used in this song to unlock its emotive power.
The Signature Style
Chet Baker’s style in this song, and indeed his broader discography, is characterized by a profound sense of emotional vulnerability, achieved primarily through relaxed, chest-dominant singing, and a gentle and consistent vibrato. These techniques help establish a sort of ‘conversational intimacy’ in his singing, drawing the listener in. For information on mastering vocal vibrato and understanding voice registers, refer to the Singing with Vibrato and Voice Registers and Vocal Break articles.
Learning the Song
The How to Learn a Song Effectively article provides an excellent roadmap. Begin by deeply understanding the song’s melody and lyrics. This will provide the foundation you need to deliver a touching performance. Next, familiarize yourself with Chet Baker’s unique vocal style.
As part of familiarization, the Vocal Range Test can help you determine if the song’s range matches your own. Control your singing pitch using Singing Carrots’ Vocal Pitch Monitor until you comfortably sing the song in Baker’s style. The Pitch Training – Educational Singing Game can further refine your pitch accuracy and agility.
The Final Touches
Now that you can sing the notes accurately while incorporating Baker’s vocal style, focus on perfecting details like breath support, articulation, etc. The Breath Support article and the Articulation article provide relevant context and exercises for mastery.
Remember that Baker’s style relies on connecting deeply with the emotion of the song. The Singing with Intuition, Skills, Emotion, and Thinking article offers comprehensive advice on this subject.
“I Fall In Love Too Easily” is not an easy song to master, but with time, practice, and the right resources, you too can deliver a captivating rendition.