Resonance Exercises for Singers: Unlocking Brilliance

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G’day, everyone! Today, I’m thrilled to share some powerful resonance exercises for singers that will elevate your singing to new heights. If you’ve been longing to infuse your voice with vibrancy and excitement, you’ve come to the right place. Join me on this journey as we explore four essential resonance exercises to transform your vocal performance.

Resonance Unveiled

Before we delve into the exercises, let’s uncover the magic of resonance. Resonance is the key to unlocking your voice’s full potential. It’s about precisely placing sound where it matters most—in the mask. Imagine the mask as the area behind your nose and cheekbones. It’s where your voice comes to life, resonating with brilliance and richness.

Mastering the M, N, and NG

Our journey begins with three fundamental sounds: M, N, and NG. Each of these sounds plays a pivotal role in enhancing your vocal resonance (watch the video below for audio examples).

  1. M – The Buzzing Brilliance: Begin by humming the M sound in your lower register, often referred to as the chest voice. Feel the delightful buzz in your lips as your tongue remains relaxed behind your bottom front teeth. This buzz adds a unique brilliance to your tone.
  2. N – Transition to Clarity: Transitioning to the N sound, you’ll notice a shift in resonance. Lift your tongue from the bottom front teeth to rest behind the top front teeth, on the alveolar ridge. The sound becomes clearer, more focused, and resonates closer to the mask.
  3. NG – The Resonance Sweet Spot: Now, let’s explore the NG sound. Arch your tongue toward the middle of the roof of your mouth, slightly forward. Commence with “sung” and “sing” to feel the difference in tongue placement. The NG position from “sing” is your sweet spot for maximum resonance.

Workshop Your Brilliance

With these three resonance exercises for singers positions mastered, it’s time to put them to work. Start by shifting single notes in semitone steps for each sound. Then, challenge yourself with a three-note scale. This practice will help fine-tune your resonance and elevate your vocal brilliance across your entire range.


Congratulations! You’ve taken a significant step toward enhancing your singing with these resonance exercises. Remember, vocal brilliance is all about finding the right resonance, and now you have the tools to make it happen. Explore further, practice diligently, and let your voice shine. I encourage you to sing well and embrace the beauty of your voice.

For more about Singing with Resonance, check out this video…

Disclaimer: This blog post was generated by ChatGPT-4, an AI language model, based on Dr Dan’s video script (original work). For a comprehensive understanding of the topic, we suggest watching the original video above.
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