How to Learn Singing “Gentleman” from PSY

Learning to Sing “Gentleman” by PSY

“Gentleman” by PSY is a catchy tune that requires a unique vocal technique known as “Twang”. Twang, a contemporary vocal technique, allows you to produce strong, clear high notes without straining the vocal cords. It’s heavily used in pop and rock genres and can be found in other popular songs like “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses and “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey.

Understanding Twang

Twang involves narrowing the laryngeal pharynx to create a distinctive sound resonance. It might take some practice to get the hang of it. This How to Twang Exercise should help you develop with the skill.

Vocal Range

Before practicing the song, it’s essential to understand your vocal range. Knowing your range allows you to comfortably sing the song without straining your voice. You can use our Vocal range test tool to find yours.

Song Practice

Your first practice should involve singing the song slowly, making sure to mindfully apply the Twang technique. Our guide on how to learn a song effectively can provide detailed steps for learning a new song.

Pitch Accuracy

The infectious dance-pop beat of “Gentleman” requires precise pitch accuracy. Use our Pitch accuracy test to assess your performance. Revisit sections that show weak pitch, and practice them till you can sing them accurately.

Vocal Health

Twanging should not cause vocal strain. If you feel discomfort or pain when singing, ensure you are using the technique correctly and check our article on vocal health to learn more about protecting your voice while singing.


Once you have perfected the song, it’s time to perform. Our guides on how to overcome stage fright and tips for performing on stage can be beneficial.

Mastering “Gentleman” and the Twang vocal technique will not only expand your singing repertoire but also your singing skills as a whole. Happy practicing!