How to Learn Singing “Stars” from Alessia Cara

How to Learn Singing “Stars” by Alessia Cara

Learners often find it challenging to sing a song they love, but with the right technique and resources, it becomes an enjoyable and achievable task. In this article, we will guide you on how to learn singing “Stars” by Alessia Cara, a beautiful ballad that requires mastering vocal control and emotive expression.

Understanding the Unique Vocal Technique

“Stars” showcases Alessia Cara’s stunning vocal technique, characterized by a smooth blend of chest voice and head voice in the chorus. This vocal mix technique is commonly used in similar songs like Billie Eilish’s “No Time to Die” and Adele’s “Someone Like You.” To sing “Stars” effectively, you need to master this transition between registers and create a seamless blend.

Step-by-Step Guide to Learning “Stars”

  1. Analyze Your Voice: Before starting to learn the song, it’s important to understand your voice type and range. Singing Carrots provides a helpful vocal range test to assess your voice and compare it with famous singers.
  2. Breathing and Breath Support: Proper breathing technique is vital for singing. Practice breathing exercises outlined in our breathing basics article to develop breath control and support.
  3. Warm-up and Vocal Exercises: Use Singing Carrots’ pitch training tool to warm up and improve pitch accuracy. Incorporate vocal exercises that focus on transitions between chest voice and head voice to develop the required vocal mix technique.
  4. Study the Song Structure: Listen to “Stars” multiple times to familiarize yourself with its structure and lyrics. Break the song into sections and practice each part separately.
  5. Articulation and Diction: Ensure clear articulation of words by practicing vocal exercises like the Finger Bite exercise. This exercise will help you improve your articulation and pronunciation.
  6. Emotional Expression: “Stars” is an emotionally charged song. Explore the song’s lyrics and the artist’s intent to connect with the emotions conveyed. Singing Carrots’ article on singing with intuition, skills, emotion, and thinking provides helpful tips on emotionally connecting with a song.
  7. Record and Analyze: Record yourself singing the song and analyze your performance. Listen for areas that need improvement and focus on those sections during practice sessions.

Utilize Singing Carrots’ Resources

Singing Carrots offers a range of resources to enhance your singing abilities:

Remember, practicing regularly and using Singing Carrots’ tools and resources will help you improve your singing skills. Enjoy the journey of learning “Stars” and exploring your own unique voice!