How to Learn Singing “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby?” from Diana Krall

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.

Try to identify these using a Vocal Pitch Monitor. Besides, get familiar with the song by interactive practice using Song Search on Singing Carrots platform.

Jazz Phrasing and Ornamentation

Mastery of articulation proves fundamental in Jazz phrasing, allowing control and clarity during quick, intricate phrases. See this Finger Bite video for an exercise in articulation.

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.

Happy Singing!