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  1. Robert says:

    U tube? Anything simple and easy practice…. perhaps increasing my vocal range.
    I am sitting here in front of my house with guitar on a fairly remote Fiji island.

  2. jason says:

    Im trying to write my own song but I failed

  3. jason says:

    Im try to write my song but failed can you give me tips plz

  4. john gerry says:

    Sometimes my voice sounds great – I can hit all the notes with good tone. Other times, on the same songs, not so good. I don’t think my voice is tired when it is not so good. How to be consistently good?

  5. Okechukwu says:

    Anything that would help me improve my singing ability would be highly appreciated. thanks.

  6. Raf says:

    Hi Ian,

    Congratulations on a great set of videos that you have produced. They are fabulous and help greatly in simplifying and understanding concepts.

    My question is about voice projection (volume). You have a couple of videos posted where you give tips about the methods one can incorporate in singing with greater support. Such tricks as controlled yelling incorporating a cry and so forth.

    My question is, do you have any exercises that specifically help in training this method of projection with singing. It’s one thing to know you have to do it but another thing to train it. For example, quite often the loudness occurs towards the end of a long phrase so in that instance it is more difficult to find the strength to project. Another example is when you have to sing louder over a few lines, not just a phrase or two. What I had in mind are scale-like exercises but in some way changing from loud to soft to loud, or just holding a sequence of loud vowels over 20 seconds.

    Thanks for your great work and support,



    Hi Ian,
    I have been using your free lessons for a while now, and find them invaluable.I currently do about 40 minutes of your warm up videos each day ending with the high note and vibrato exercises, is this too much every day?

    What I would like to do is a varied exercise programme that I do on alternate days that I could use to improve my range/dexterity. I am a 54 year old Tenor, and enjoy classical/musical theatre material.I want to increase my range if possible. Is there an exercise programme that you could recommend?

    Many Thanks

    Nigel Duffield

  8. Andrew says:

    All related to Bass vocals:

    1.) How do I lower my range?
    2.) Any exercises specifically for Bass vocalists?
    3.) Is it possible to “blend” a lower fry voice and lower chest voice similar to the “mix” for chest and head voices?
    4.) What’s the differences in range and tone between a Baritone, Bass-Baritone, Bass, and a Basso Profundo?


  9. Taj says:

    Hi ian thanks for your valuable info to improve singing my question is can we sing songs from different scales every day as i know everyone have their perticular scale to sing but what i find same songs doesn’t sound same at all scales but i want to sing using different keys or scales how i can fix this problem your advice will be highly appreciated.

  10. Eddy says:

    Hello Ian,

    i’m from Holland, is ‘t possible to extent and stronger the low range voice? In the morning i can sing the low C/D and if de day continues in de evening can’t go lower than the low F.
    Are/is there training techniek for this?

    Thanks Eddy

  11. Jake says:

    Hi Ian
    I really want to learn to sing but never sang in my life. Is this possible?

  12. Joe says:

    Hi Ian I was curious to know…are you a qualified singing teacher?

  13. Son Amos says:

    I have a problem with my voice. I easily loose my voice wen I sing for 20 to 30 minutes. I have a baritone voice. and I think the problem is always because I struggle to sing on high pitches for my voice to be heard. and I have never been to any music or vocal training institution so, I really don’t know what to do, is it exercise I need to get dis high notes without struggling too hard? I really need ur advice sir.

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