How to INTRODUCE A SONG | How to Speak before your Sing | #DrDan 🎀

Are you lost for words the moment you step onto stage? Time to develop your patter and frame your songs well! In this video Dr Dan gives you the tools to construct an excellent introduction to your next vocal performance.

0:21 Introduction
Poor patter, the commentary between songs, can leave your set sounding unrefined and disjointed.

1:38 The Importance of GOOD Patter
Our patter should draw the audience member in towards the song.

2:55 Awesome Patter
The rule of Threes – Song, Artist, Point of Interest.

5:10 An Added Bonus
Well developed patter can help you to manage your performance anxiety.

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28 thoughts on “How to INTRODUCE A SONG | How to Speak before your Sing | #DrDan 🎀”

  1. Wandering Soul

    Hey, Dan! I usually perform at Senior Centers. I like to tell a really bad pun (Dad joke) before playing a song I’m sure everybody in the room knows anyway. What do you think?

    1. Dr Dan's Voice Essentials

      There are no ‘rights’ or ‘wrongs.’ As long as it works for your audience, you’re doing the right thing.

  2. Gerbils in the mist πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Can you really find gerbils at the zoo though? I thought they hung out more at your local pet store. Lol

  3. What to say is easy for a rock/metal performance. cut the talking just get the crowd hyped as nuts then “this ones called..” and primaly growl the name of the song while the band already kicks in

    1. “Get ready motherfuckers! I wanna see the biggest damn pit for our hardest track.”

      *Cymbal crashes and guitar open E strums*

      (Roars) – Gerbils. In. The. Miiiiiiiiiiiiiist!

      *Blast beats and guitar shreds*

  4. Love this!! (EVEN though YOU “pattered” for 3 WHOLE mins before ya got to the actual content, Bro!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ˜˜)πŸ™πŸ™πŸ’›

  5. I don’t know, just look at your favorite artists and do what they do. Some don’t even need an intro, the music speaks for itself

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