Lesson 3: The 5-Tone Scale – Tongue Trill and Goo

Lesson 3: The 5-Tone Scale – Tongue Trill and Goo


QuickStart Course: Do both the Tongue Trill and the Goo


Why 00:09

  • To decrease tension, especially in the neck surrounding the vocal cords
  • To Relax outer muscles for an easy transition from low notes to high notes (chest to head)
  • To warm up the vocal cords
  • To promote low or resting larynx


What 01:08

On the pitch demonstrated, Go from chest voice into head voice without strain, reach, breaks, cracks, or flips


How 01:30

  • Medium volume
  • Maintain “oo” lips


Your Turn

Men: 03:00

Women: 03:53


Technique Tips 04:50

  • Softer is better. Just loud enough to hold the vocal cords together. If you feel them break, do it a slightly harder, but not much harder. Softer, quieter, relaxed is better than harder, louder, tense.
  • Don’t let vocal cords crack
  • Feels like a yawn at the top if you maintain the dopey sound
  • I recommend you record yourself with your phone, computer, mp3 recorder, etc.



Download Instructions: 1. Right-Click MP3 Link   2. Click “Save Link As”   3. Click “Save”

Use the same MP3 track for both Dopey Goo’s and Tongue Trills

Men’s Exercises Lesson 3  

Women’s Exercises Lesson 3

Lesson 3


Why: 00:09

How: 01:30

Your Turn Men: 03:00 – Women: 03:53

Technique Tips: 04:50