How to Learn Singing “Merry Go ‘Round” from Kacey Musgraves

Learning to Sing ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ by Kacey Musgraves

The song ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ by Kacey Musgraves is marked by the country-pop genre and uses a distinct vocal technique – Twang. Twang adds brightness and strength to the voice and aids in projecting the voice without strain. It’s widely used in country music and popular songs such as ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Dolly Parton and ‘Jolene’ by Miley Cyrus.

Understanding Twang

Twang engages the epiglottis, creating a narrow space in the vocal tract that helps amplify the sound. Practicing it correctly can help protect your voice and build vocal efficiency. The How to Twang Exercise video is an excellent resource for this.

Preparing to Sing the Song

Before you begin, use our vocal range test to define your comfortable singing range. ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ spans one octave and a note, from A3 to B4. If the range doesn’t match yours, use our song search tool to find a similar song within your vocal range.

Technique, Posture, and Breathing

Twang is very involved with your vocal placement. It’s essential to maintain good posture and active breathing. Echoing the lamenting quality of the lyrics, use your diaphragm for breath control while maintaining an open and relaxed throat.

Pitch and Melody

Perfecting pitch accuracy is fundamental to singing ‘Merry Go ‘Round’. Use our pitch accuracy test to ensure precise pitch control when transitioning between notes. Also, try our Vocal Pitch Monitor to visualize your sung notes.


Mastery of Twang and consistent practice will make you shine while singing ‘Merry Go ‘Round’. Don’t forget to get feedback on your performance, work on your stage presence, and address any stage fright issues.

Happy singing!