Million dollar phrasing the Britney way.

Creating musical phrases that are appealing and fit the style is an artform that can only be acquired gradually. Listening to great singers is one way, learning to read music and understand the way music is structured by songwriters and composers is another. Often thinking how an actor would deliver the lyrics if they were a line in a play is another useful approach. Words come from speech, and even though singers have to make changes so that the sound quality is maximised, going back to the origins of the words is good for keeping the essence of communication. Good breath control opens up many additional possibilities in phrasing, as does developing a strong sense of rhythm and tuning.