How to Sing like John Mayer | Vocal Lessons

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Hi. I’m Cari Cole. I’m a celebrity vocal coach and artist development expert and I help artists find their voice, craft their music, and create successful music careers. I’ve worked with Donald Fagen from Steely Dan, Courtney Love from Hole. I’ve worked with the band Journey. I’m going to teach you how to be a better singer and performer.

So I’m going to give you a few pointers here today for how to sing like John Mayer and the first thing about John is he is definitely coming from a Blues and R&B background. He sings fairly lightly, like he doesn’t use a heavy belt and he’s got a pretty smooth transition into falsetto because of it.

So you know, if you want to sing more like him you’re going to use a little bit more of a lighter approach. And he’s got a lot of Blues styling in his pronunciation and in his in melody choices. He’s also an awesome songwriter so the two are again, you know, not mutually exclusive. They go together.

Also about John he really is an avid student. He went to Berkeley School of Music and he studies hard and he’s trained his voice. When he first came out with his first single ‘Your Body is a Wonderland’ we all were wondering what he was saying because his diction was, you know, not so perfect. And he’s cleaned that up a little bit over time and for the purpose really of being able to hear his lyrics a little bit more.

But he still, you know, uses his own phrasing and, you know, you don’t want to clean it up too much in pop music because you want it to be conversational and natural, and I feel like he really accomplishes that. So if you want to sing more like him, really listen to Blues but sing it a little bit lighter and make that transition into falsetto smoother. Work your falsetto as well.

And those are some of the elements that make John Mayer, John Mayer. You know you want to sound a little bit more like him but remember you also want to sound like you. So you want to take elements, pieces of those people, and integrate them into who you are.

25 thoughts on “How to Sing like John Mayer | Vocal Lessons

  1. lily loveless says:

    can you make a video where do you show how to sing like JoJo(joanna
    levesque)?:D pleeeaaaasseeee

  2. 1InfinityShade says:

    I’d like to know how Matthew Bellamy sings the way he dose.

  3. hallobaaaby says:

    Eww, i don’t want to sing like or sound like John Mayer!

  4. TheBeatlesCom says:

    Then why did you look this up ..

  5. hallobaaaby says:

    Because i appreciate generally Cari Cole’s vids, so i came across this one.

  6. does anyone know if john mayer always had a good singing voice, and if not
    how do you develop your voice to that standard. I would say i have a bad
    voice at the moment, but when i listen to myself back i honestly believe
    that i have potential and would really like to sing to the best of my
    ability cause its the dream you know

  7. It’s obvious Cari knows her theory. Respect.

  8. Devon Walsh says:

    Nope. He taught himself. he couldn’t find a singer so he practiced alot

  9. SeonJ Lee says:

    Well,I heard Mayer took some vocal lessons when he was making a continuum

  10. farts mcgee says:

    If you listen to his early stuff, the earlier you go back, the sloppier his
    singing gets. So yeah, he’s definitely gotten better.

  11. one thing about john is he relaxes his vocal cords, creating a slight air
    leak, giving the light breathy effect. doing this too much is not good for
    your voice. i think his alternating to falsetto keeps his cords in shape
    with clean pitch.

  12. 1InfinityShade says:

    i know its falsetto, i just didn’t understand how he could hit such high
    pitches. I do now.

  13. Guitar Lessons says:

    Im curious what you mean by an “avid student” because he ended up dropping

  14. Viktor Pastor says:

    hahaha stupidest video ever! :D

  15. anotheruseforaname says:

    Lol he dropped out of college hartford. he didn’t study hard lol he didn’t
    give a fuck!

  16. David Muktan says:

    your are not worthy to say such things about john mayer..just learn music
    first…WHO CARES!!

  17. MaxAtTheMax says:

    He only went 3 months to Berklee, get your facts straight. He went for
    guitar mostly

  18. Assan Achibat says:

    she’s not at all mentioning about john mayer technique… pointless video.
    very deceptive

  19. This was like going to a psychic, telling you stuff you already know…. :|

  20. Now once we sing Karaoke as a household the neighbors’ dogs have stopped howling.

  21. Jake Blackburn says:

    It can drip down the back of your throat onto your vocal folds causing irritation, which in turn causes your vocal folds?to swell up to protect themselves.

  22. Eli Mccullough says:

    I would have scolded my children for saying this so crudely; however, you will need to listen properly and measure our phrases!

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