How To Sing Like Frank Sinatra (5 Brilliant Tips)

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Frank Sinatra was a great singer, performer, and actor who believed that singing is more of the lyrics than the melody.

He recorded a lot of songs that even to date, remain evergreen. Frank didn’t have it all rosy; in fact, his story was more like a tale of “grass to grace”. 

Do you want to sing like him? If yes, then you’re on the right track.

Here in this article, are all you need to know about Frank Sinatra, his music career, and the steps to take to sing like him. Happy reading!

What Are The Steps Needed To Sing Like Frank Sinatra?

How To Sing Like Frank Sinatra

1. Train your voice

2. Go the extra mile

3. Never go out of style

Train your voice: This is an important step to take if you want to build a career in music.

Most people are not born with extraordinary voices to sing and if you’re one of such persons, you need to get yourself a vocal coach, just like Frank.

Even if your voice sounds great, you still need to keep training. You wouldn’t want to sound like a broken record midway into your career.

Go the Extra mile: Frank Sinatra sang for free at music clubs and local radio stations.

Nowadays, a lot of young musicians wouldn’t do that; but how then do you build your musical experience and grow your fan base?

The plan is to get started, so show yourself through any means possible, even without a fee’ you wouldn’t know who is watching.

Never Go out of style: Somewhere during Frank’s music career, he had several issues that almost ruined his career.

However, Frank was able to pick the remaining pieces of his life to rebuild his career. He came back even stronger than before.

Even as he aged, his voice could still interpret lyrics, and after his death, his songs are still evergreen.

As a musician, you need to learn how to remain in the business, despite any challenge you may encounter, if not, you may be long forgotten even before leaving for the great beyond!

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What Voice Type Does Frank Sinatra Have?

Frank Sinatra’s voice type is Lyric Baritone. He had expressive low notes, but they were not deep enough to qualify as bass-baritone. 

What Makes Frank Sinatra’s Voice So Unique?

Frank Sinatra’s voice was flexible and impressively powerful, especially when he sang high notes.

His voice tone was smooth and sweet; and even though his voice changed as he got older, he was an exceptional singer.

Can Frank Sinatra Actually Sing?

Frank had a unique and entertaining voice.

He could hit pretty high notes and could perfectly interpret a Lyric with his voice. Even as he began to age, his voice changed through the years but remained exceptional.

He was still able to interpret his lyrics, which showed he was a master of his art. 

He had impressive breath control; he could hold his breath for quite a long time.

His delivery technique was quite spectacular and that distinguished him from other singers.

He was skilled at combining his breath control, timing, and diction to deliver an exceptional piece. He was consistent and never went out of style. Frank Sinatra was simply an iconic singer!

How Did Frank Sinatra Start Singing?

Frank Albert Sinatra was born on

December 12, 1915. He developed an interest in music at a very young age. He

dropped out of high school and business school, and worked as a delivery boy

for a newspaper company. 

He would sing for free in music clubs and radio stations. Later, Frank decided to improve his speech by taking elocution lessons.

It was during this lesson that John Quinlan, his vocal coach noticed his powerful vocal range. 

In 1935, Frank joined a local singing group of 4, known as the Hoboken Four.

They won a contract to perform across the US on stage for six months. After the contract, he worked as a singing waiter in a restaurant and performed with a group for live shows. 

Within a couple of years, Frank became popular; topping the “Male Singer Polls” in the Billboard Magazine.

In 1946, his first album peaked at the first position in the “Billboard Charts”, and he sold millions of records each year.

Years later, Frank had throat problems which made him cancel a lot of shows. His popularity also declined, following his numerous extramarital affairs.

However, in 1953, he signed a seven-year recording contract with Capitol Records, and gradually, his music career was revived.

He later became successful again and produced a lot of music. He died on May 14, 1998, at the age of 82.

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What is Frank Sinatra’s Vocal Range?

His vocal range was G2 – G#4 (2 octaves).

What Is The Highest Note Frank Sinatra Can Sing?

Frank Sinatra could go as high as a B flat and as low as a low E. Significant high note by the artist was F#4 in the song “Ain’t She Sweet”, while his significant low note was Bb2 in the song “Accidents Will Happen”.

What Are Some Classic Frank Sinatra Songs To Practice?

  1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  2. All of Me
  3. Fly Me to the Moon

Have yourself a merry little Christmas: this Christmas classic was originally written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane in 1943. In 1944, it was introduced by Judy Garland in the MGM musical “Meet Me in St. Louis”.

However, in 1948, Frank Sinatra recorded a version of the song. In 1957, Frank recorded another version after modifying the lyrics.

This version focused more on celebrating the present joys of Christmas, rather than hoping for an uncertain future.

In 2007, it was ranked the third most performed Christmas song by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

All of me: All of me is a popular jazz song written in 1931 by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons.

The song was publicized after Belle Baker’s performance was broadcast over the radio in 1931. Frank Sinatra recorded several versions of the song.

His 1948 version peaked at No. 21 and he also sang it in the film Meet Danny Wilson.

Frank attracted a non-jazz audience to the song and in 2000; “All of me” received the Towering Song Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Fly me to the moon: The original song title was “In Other Words”. It was written by Bart Howard in 1954.

Later that same year, Kaye Ballard made the first recording of the song. In 1964, Frank Sinatra included his version of the song on his album “It Might as Well Be Swing”.

Frank’s version of the song became closely associated with NASA’s Apollo space program.

It was also used in a NASA-related fictional movie, “Space Cowboys” in 2000. In 1999, “Fly Me to the Moon” was inducted as a “Towering Song” by the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Conclusion

Frank Sinatra’s legacy lives on, even after his death.

This is a result of his consistency and self-improvement. No doubt, Frank earned the hearts of his audience around the world!

If you must sing like him, you need to constantly work on your flaws. In music, there’s no end to learning. In what area do you need to work on in your music career? Get to work now!

By Sophie Collins

Hi my name is Sophie, I am a Singer, Producer and Instrumentalist. I also love to bake and get creative with my hands. When I am not strumming my guitar, you can find me reading a good book with a glass of wine in my hands.