How to Learn Singing “Latch (Acoustic)” from Sam Smith

How to Learn Singing “Latch” by Sam Smith (Acoustic Version)

Singing a song like “Latch” by Sam Smith requires a combination of vocal technique, emotion, and a deep understanding of the song’s essence. In this article, we will break down the process of learning and performing this beautiful acoustic rendition of “Latch,” highlighting the unique vocal techniques used by Sam Smith and providing practical advice to help you master this song.

The Unique Vocal Technique in “Latch”

One of the standout vocal techniques used by Sam Smith in the acoustic version of “Latch” is their seamless utilization of falsetto. Falsetto is a vocal register that allows singers to produce a breathy and lighter tone, typically used in higher notes. In “Latch,” Sam Smith skillfully incorporates falsetto to add depth and emotion to the performance.

This technique can also be found in other popular songs performed by Sam Smith, such as “Stay With Me” and “Writing’s On The Wall.” By understanding and practicing this vocal technique, you can not only master “Latch” but also apply it to other songs in your repertoire.

Practical Steps to Learn “Latch”

  1. Listen and analyze: Start by listening to the original acoustic version of “Latch” by Sam Smith, paying attention to their vocal delivery, phrasing, and overall performance. This will help you understand the essence of the song and the emotions behind it.
  2. Warm up and breathing exercises: Before diving into singing the song, warm up your voice and practice some breathing exercises to enhance your vocal control and support. Singing Carrots’ Pitch Training – Educational Singing Game program offers interactive warm-ups and exercises specifically designed to improve vocal range and agility.
  3. Break down the song: Break down the song into smaller sections and practice each section individually. Pay attention to the melody, rhythm, and lyrics. You can use Singing Carrots’ Search songs by vocal range feature to find the lyrics, sheet music, and audio for “Latch.”
  4. Work on vocal technique: Focus on mastering the falsetto technique used by Sam Smith in “Latch.” Singing Carrots’ Voice registers & vocal break article provides valuable insights and exercises to help you develop and strengthen your falsetto range.
  5. Add emotion and interpretation: Once you feel comfortable with the technical aspects of the song, work on adding emotion and your own interpretation. Singing Carrots’ Singing with intuition, skills, emotion, and thinking article offers guidance on how to connect with the song emotionally and deliver a powerful performance.
  6. Practice and record: Practice the song regularly, record yourself, and listen to the recordings to identify areas for improvement. This will help you refine your vocal technique and make adjustments to your performance.

Additional Singing Carrots Resources

As you learn and perfect “Latch” by Sam Smith, be sure to explore other resources offered by Singing Carrots:

  • Test your vocal range with Singing Carrots’ Vocal range test to understand your unique vocal abilities and compare them to famous singers.
  • Improve your pitch accuracy with Singing Carrots’ Pitch accuracy test. This interactive tool assesses your pitch accuracy while singing simple melodies.
  • Monitor your vocal pitch with Singing Carrots’ Vocal Pitch Monitor. This tool visualizes your sung notes on a virtual piano, helping you better understand and control your pitch.
  • Explore Singing Carrots’ extensive database of Vocal ranges of famous singers to gain inspiration for your own vocal journey.
  • Enroll in Singing Carrots’ Educational singing course to learn more about the fundamental techniques and principles of singing.