Singing Guide: Kate Rusby

Vocal technique, exercises, tips and relevant resources

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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.

Vocal Technique:

  • 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"
  • "Planets"
  • "Who Will Sing Me Lullabies"
  • "Let Me Be"
  • "Bitter Boy"
  • "The Lark"
  • "Awkward Annie"

Singing Carrots Resources:

With these tips and resources, you'll be well on your way to singing like Kate Rusby.

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