Vocal lessons for beginners: with singing exercises | #DrDan 🎤

Start Improving Your Voice Today with vocal lessons for beginners and singing exercises. Regardless of how long you’ve been on the ‘learning to sing’ journey, I think I can safely say that you want to know how to improve your singing voice.

What should you prioritise in the development of your voice, and are there any industry secrets to singing better sooner?

How to Improve Singing Voice Exercises –

Learning to sing can be both fun and frustrating. Often our learning to sing journey starts off well enough with some singers experiencing immediate and gratifying results. Regardless of how your education starts, there generally comes a time in everyone’s journey when the going gets a bit tougher. The results aren’t nearly as vast and rewarding, and it can all become rather discouraging. If you’ve already hit this rather trying stage, then please watch the whole video because I know it will encourage you to keep going. If on the other hand, you’re still in the honeymoon period of your learning to sing journey, then I think you’ll really benefit from the stuff we’ll cover over the next few moments because trust me, there comes a time when singing can seem more like hard work than pleasurable enjoyment.

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And a small side note (because I’m asked a lot): It is important to note that while I hold a doctorate (thus I am Dr Dan), I am not a medical doctor, and the advice provided in this video is generalised information only and therefore you should always consult with your health care professional for personalised advice about your vocal health and well-being.

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24 thoughts on “Vocal lessons for beginners: with singing exercises | #DrDan 🎤”

  1. so how do i sing like john mayer. he makes it seem effortless. as in how do you find the soul to sing that way. i can kinda sing ok but find it hard to put my entire soul into it. just like guitar. i can hands down play but i almost have feelings of guilt when i try to really put my all into it. ibhave no idea why. zero insecurity of bashfulness or whatever but it drives me crazy only every now n then i can put my all into guitar n singing…but i want to. its a difficult thing to explain u know. like almost laziness or maybe i just havent trained. wish i cud figure it out

  2. haha had no idea how high i cud go until i stuck my tongue out. seems it way relaxed something made it easier

  3. I love your little videos between what you say. 😉 That discouraged guy and the couple dancing… so hilarious! Back to topic, the “straw method” is really my preferred and most efficient one. I also love messa di voce.

  4. Dr. Dan I have a question – this is regarding 2 exercises I’ve seen you teach. 1) The Straw exercise, and 2) The covering of the mouth with your palm (and moving it away from your slowly) exercise.
    My question is that while doing these, are we supposed to allow our cheeks to “puff out” with air? It happens with me as I go higher considering I’ve covered my mouth and plugged my nose. But I gather that means I’m pushing too much air. Are my cheeks supposed to stay put and not puff out?

  5. littlec littlec

    I’m still trying to find out what type of tenor I am if you can find out from the practicing and training could you still sign out

  6. Bekah & Ari's World

    Hey Dr. Dan, I used to be a soprano but I stopped singing for a long time and now that I’ve been practicing, I feel like I can sing really low, but I can still hit some high notes on falsetto. Is there a way for me to figure this out?

  7. Great advice. thanks. There’s some cool videos of the pro singers singing live and unaccompanied which I found quite informative…

  8. Dr Dan, this is an uber-ific video, thank-you so much! Top exercises (I do them all thanks to you) and spot on advice all in under 10 minutes. A must see and hear for all who wish to sing well for life.
    Best wishes,

  9. vishalchhetri23

    hiii sir..im Bishal frm india..my head voice is completely broken..wat should i do..n plz help me to make a perfect pitching..coz my pitching isnt good

  10. this is exactly what i needed! at the moment, i feel like my singing is stagnating or even worsening even though i practice every day. also, my throat starts to hurt even if i just sing casually. but this video motivated me to not give up. thank you very much, dr dan!

  11. I guess my question is- how do I know I’m singing on the right note, is there a device I could sing to that would tell me if I’m hitting the right notes so I can get a feel for them until I’m comfortable.

  12. Dan I have a question. Since my second passagio is at f4# does that mean my tessitura will be comfortable in the f4-c5 range ? Or will it be more comfortable in the c4-f4 range once my voice is developed? I read that a dramatic tenor (which is a low tenor) has their second passagio at f4# so I’m wonderin once my voice is developed to it’s fullest would it be more comfortable to sing in the higher range all that time such as the singers chris brown and jason derulo do? Or would it be more better in the low range ? My voice seems to be more lighter than dramatic tenors so I think I could be a light dramatic tenor but I don’t know

  13. But if my transitions are at c4# f4# does that mean I should sing in below f4# the majority of the time? Or is it possible for me to sing in the f4-c5 notes range the majority of the time as how these high tenors do?

  14. Ok thanks! Also last question, is it possible for the transitions to change at a higher spot once the voice is more developed? For example can someone be a low with their passagio at c4-f4 but when they develop their whole voice, is it possible for the transitions to shift up to an f4 and a4 makin them a high tenor? Or will the transitions always stay in the same spot regardless how trained or untrained you are?

  15. Dan in this video at 1:15 to 1:25 how does this singer get that yell sound when he sings”Look at all this cash”on the word “ALL” he does that tell sound. It’s the same sound that bruno mars and michael jackson do. What is this sound called and how cani learn to do it?

  16. Corrie Donovan - Soprano

    Even though I’m a professional classical soprano, your videos still bring valuable information. In fact, many of the things you are mentioning my voice operatic teachers and coaches speak of as well. There are many basic fundamentals that are universal for the voice and you touch on all of them. Thanks for making these videos and maybe you can make one on how to successfully cross over into different genres – crossover work! 🙂 Ciao

  17. Sir i have a big problem of heartburn and my stomach also feel so heavy …due to this problem i can’t take a long breathe and my vocal come out very less energetic…vocal chords are not working properly…..plz suggest me what should i do…😒😒😒

  18. Hi Dr Dan I’ve been singing for 6 months now but stopped practising for nearly 2 months, would my vocal muscles still have muscles it had when I was singing? is 2 months break too long or ok? Also can you do a video about how to do screaming healthy way like metal singers do? thanks

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