How to Learn Singing “My Favourite Game” from The Cardigans

Learning to Sing “My Favourite Game” by The Cardigans

The Cardigans’ “My Favourite Game” is a rock-infused pop song, providing a fast-paced, energetic singing experience. The song uses a unique mix of contemporary vocal techniques and is a great choice for developing singers to challenge themselves.

Identify Your Voice Type

To sing this song effectively, you need to understand your voice type. By performing a Vocal range test, you will identify which voice type you belong to.

Understanding the Vocal Technique

“My Favourite Game” makes frequent use of the twang technique, a contemporary technique used to add punch to your voice. You can find this technique in other songs such as “Smooth” by Santana. Refer to our articles on Contemporary vocal techniques and this video on How to Twang Exercise for getting started with twang.

Practicing the Song

Along with the words, focus on the melody and rhythm. Use the Vocal Pitch Monitor to see your sung notes on a virtual piano, and refer to the article on how to learn a song effectively.

Breathing and Phrasing

Proper breathing is essential in delivering a steady vocal line, especially in fast-paced songs like this. Techniques such as active and passive breathing can be practised using this guide.


Finally, work on performance skills. Ensure you maintain good posture (guidance can be found in our article on how posture affects your singing) and manage your emotions on stage as discussed in our performance tips article.

Remember that learning to sing a song is a process. Be patient and consistent with your practice. Happy singing!