How to Learn Singing “Midnight Decisions” by Sia
Learning to sing a particular song requires practice, technique, and understanding of the unique vocal elements in the song. In this article, we will guide you through the process of learning to sing “Midnight Decisions” by Sia. We will highlight the unique vocal technique used in the song and mention other popular songs where this technique is employed. We will also provide practical advice and recommend relevant Singing Carrots resources to assist you in your learning journey.
1. Familiarize Yourself with the Song
Before diving into singing the song, take some time to listen to “Midnight Decisions” by Sia and get familiar with the melody, lyrics, and overall vibe of the song. Understand the emotions conveyed by the lyrics and the musicality of the composition.
2. Analyze Your Voice
Begin by analyzing your voice using the resources provided by Singing Carrots. Use the Vocal Range Test to determine your vocal range and compare it with Sia’s range. This will help you identify the sections of the song that may require adjustments.
3. Pay Attention to Vocal Technique
One unique vocal technique used in “Midnight Decisions” is the ability to control and convey intense emotions through vocal dynamics. Sia’s powerful yet controlled delivery of the song requires precise control over volume and emphasis. This technique is commonly used in other Sia songs like “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart”.
4. Breathing and Breath Support
Proper breath support is essential in singing “Midnight Decisions” effectively. Follow the techniques described in the Singing Carrots article on Breathing Basics and Breath Support to ensure you have the necessary vocal stamina and control throughout the song.
5. Open Mouth and Throat
To achieve the raw and emotional sound in “Midnight Decisions”, it is crucial to open your mouth and throat while singing. Refer to the Singing Carrots article on Open Mouth & Throat to understand the importance of vocal resonance and clarity.
6. Learn from Singing Carrots Resources
To further enhance your singing skills and master the unique vocal technique in “Midnight Decisions,” make use of the Singing Carrots resources:
- Utilize the Pitch Accuracy Test to improve your pitch and ensure accuracy while singing the song.
- Use the Vocal Pitch Monitor to visualize and practice hitting the correct notes.
- Explore the Pitch Training section to strengthen your vocal range, agility, and overall pitch control.
- Search for songs that match your vocal range, difficulty, and genre preference using the Song Search feature on Singing Carrots. This will help you find similar songs where you can apply the vocal technique used in “Midnight Decisions.”
- Discover the vocal ranges of famous singers, including Sia, using the Artist Vocal Ranges feature.
- Consider enrolling in the Singing Carrots Educational Singing Course to gain a comprehensive understanding of singing theory and practical tips.
7. Practice and Seek Feedback
Dedicate regular practice sessions to singing “Midnight Decisions.” Focus on applying the vocal techniques mentioned above and continue to improve your breath control, pitch accuracy, vocal dynamics, and emotional delivery. Seek feedback from a vocal teacher or coach to refine your performance further.