Learning ‘Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby?’ by Diana Krall
‘Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby?’ performed by Diana Krall, showcases excellent control of jazz phrasing and luscious use of vocal ornamentations. Following the right steps, you can also sing it with similar finesse.
Understand your Voice and Song Range
First, determine your vocal range and compare it with Diana Krall’s Mezzo-Soprano range. It’s essential to understand that everyone’s voice is distinct. Read more about finding your own authentic voice.
Analyze the Song
Diana’s rendition of the song is a prime example of Pop/Jazz singing. Here, vocal elements like ornamentations, melismas, and slides come into play. These techniques give the song its characteristic jazz influence.
Jazz Phrasing and Ornamentation
Other songs featuring such techniques are ‘Why Should I Care’ and ‘Popsicle Toes’ from Diana Krall’s songbook album.
Sing the Song
Begin by singing along to the track, focusing on pitch accuracy with Singing Carrots’ Pitch Accuracy Test.
Once comfortable, record yourself singing. Listen back and be open to corrections. Use the artist vocal ranges tool for additional comparisons with famous singers.
Lastly, remember to maintain good vocal health. Read the Singing Carrots article on vocal health to prevent strain or injury.