How to Learn Singing “Unstoppable” from Sia

How to Learn Singing “Unstoppable” by Sia

“Unstoppable” by Sia is a powerful and inspiring song that showcases Sia’s unique vocal technique. In this article, we will explore how to learn and sing this song effectively, highlighting the vocal techniques used and providing practical advice along the way.

1. Analyze Your Voice

Before diving into learning the song, it’s important to understand your voice and vocal range. Take the Vocal Range Test offered by Singing Carrots to determine your vocal range and compare it with famous singers. This will help you adapt the song to your voice.

2. Breathing and Warm-up

Proper breathing and warm-up exercises are essential for any singer. Review the articles on breathing basics and breath support to ensure you have a solid foundation. For warming up, try the 3 Minute Warm Up video by Singing Carrots to prepare your voice for the song.

3. Vocal Technique

In “Unstoppable,” Sia utilizes a powerful and expressive vocal technique. This technique includes:

  • Belting: Sia’s powerful belting is featured prominently in this song. To learn and develop this technique, refer to the article on Contemporary Vocal Techniques: Heavy Modal, Twang, Belting for more information and exercises.
  • Emotional Control: Sia’s ability to convey emotion is one of her trademarks. To enhance your emotional control while singing, watch the Relaxing Breath video by Singing Carrots to learn breathing techniques for emotional expression.

4. Learning the Song

When learning “Unstoppable,” it’s important to break it down into manageable sections. Start by listening to the song multiple times to get familiar with the melody and phrasing. You can use the Vocal Pitch Monitor tool to visualize the notes as you sing along.

Refer to the article on How to Learn a Song Effectively for detailed tips on memorizing lyrics, understanding the song structure, and practicing with instrumental versions.

5. Song Interpretation

“Unstoppable” is an empowering song with a strong message. To fully express the emotion and convey the meaning of the song, it’s important to connect with the lyrics and understand the story behind it. Dive deep into the lyrics, explore the article on Singing with Intuition, Skills, Emotion, and Thinking to learn how to be an expressive performer.

6. Vocal Health

As you practice and sing this song, it’s crucial to take care of your vocal health. Refer to the article on Vocal Health for tips on maintaining a healthy voice and preventing vocal damage.

7. Other Songs with Similar Vocal Techniques

Understanding the vocal techniques used in “Unstoppable” can help you identify similar techniques in other popular songs. Some songs known for their powerful belting and emotional expression include:

  • Chandelier by Sia
  • Rolling in the Deep by Adele
  • Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked

By exploring these songs and examining how the vocal techniques are utilized, you can further develop your skills as a singer.