How to Learn Singing “More Than a Woman” from Aaliyah

Learning to Sing ‘More Than a Woman’ by Aaliyah

‘More Than a Woman’ by Aaliyah is an R&B gem that has won the hearts of many since its release. The song uses a vocal technique called ‘Breath Support’, which involves managing the airflow used for phonation and maintaining steady pressure in the air beneath the vocal cords. The same technique is employed in several popular songs by artists like Beyoncé and Ariana Grande. Let’s break down the steps to learn this song.

Step 1: Understand Your Vocal Capabilities

Before attempting any song, it’s necessary to understand your vocal range and voice type. To do this, employ the Vocal range test and refer to this guide on voice types. This will help determine if the song’s notes are within your range.

Step 2: Analyze the Song

The next step is analyzing the song and its vocal requirements. For a step-by-step guide on how to analyze a song effectively, check out this article.

Step 3: Understand and Practice Breath Support

Aaliyah’s smooth vocal delivery in ‘More Than a Woman’ is a result of excellent breath control, an essential factor in singing. For an in-depth look into breath support and exercises to improve it, refer to this guide.

Step 4: Apply Vocal Technique to the Song

Implement the breath support technique into your singing. You may find it helpful to watch videos detailing breath support, such as this one on Farinelli Breathing.

Step 5: Monitor Your Pitch Accuracy

Ensure you’re hitting all the right notes with Singing Carrots’ Vocal Pitch Monitor. To learn more about why we sometimes sing out of pitch, read through this article.

Step 6: Practice, Practice, Practice!

Regular practice is key. Include warm-up activities from our Pitch Training in your routine to gradually improve your vocal agility.

Step 7: Performance

Now, it’s time to perform. Remember, confidence is key! For help on overcoming stage fright, refer to our guide on the topic.


Learning to sing ‘More Than a Woman’ or any other song requires patience, practice, and a good understanding of your voice. Utilizing the resources at Singing Carrots can help you learn effectively. Happy singing!