Singing Guide: Kate Rusby
Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources
How to Sing Like Kate Rusby
Kate Rusby is a traditional English folk singer known for her unique vocals and emotive storytelling. If you want to learn to sing like Kate, here are some singing tips and Singing Carrots resources to help you along the way.
- Start with proper breathing. Rusby's breath control is a key part of her singing and helps her to sustain notes and create a feeling of effortlessness. Practice your breathing with Singing Carrots' breathing exercises and make sure to breathe deeply from your diaphragm.
- Focus on diction and enunciation. Rusby's folk songs often tell a story, so it's important to clearly pronounce all the lyrics. Singing Carrots' articulation exercises can help you improve your diction and enunciation.
- Experiment with vibrato. Rusby's unique vocal technique includes a gentle vibrato that adds a haunting quality to her singing. Singing Carrots' vibrato exercises can help you develop your own vibrato style.
- Practice your pitch accuracy with Singing Carrots' pitch accuracy test.
- Warm up your voice using exercises like Singing Carrots' Farinelli Breathing or the three-minute warm-up.
Songs to Practice:
- "The Wild Goose"
- "Underneath the Stars"
- "Who Will Sing Me Lullabies"
- "Let Me Be"
- "Bitter Boy"
- "The Lark"
- "Awkward Annie"
Singing Carrots Resources:
- Use Singing Carrots' vocal range test to determine your range and compare with Kate Rusby's.
- Find folk songs with a similar vocal range in Singing Carrots' song search.
- Learn about voice registers and vocal breaks with Singing Carrots' vocal register article.
- Improve your breath support with Singing Carrots' breath support article.
- Work on vocal clarity with Singing Carrots' articulation exercises.
- Discover resonance in singing with Singing Carrots' resonance article.
With these tips and resources, you'll be well on your way to singing like Kate Rusby.