Learning to Sing “Why Don’t You Do Right” by Peggy Lee
Popularized by Peggy Lee, “Why Don’t You Do Right” is a bluesy jazz standard that stands a timeless classic. Singing this song requires a working knowledge of twang technique, a skill incorporated in various music styles.
Twang is a vocal technique which creates a bright, powerful sound that cuts across a noisy room. To get a good sense of the twang technique, you might want to try the How to Twang Exercise video.
Twang is found in a variety of music genres, from country to rock. Examples include “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston and “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey.
Applying Twang to “Why Don’t You Do Right”
For “Why Don’t You Do Right,” Peggy Lee uses twang technique to deliver her sassy, assertive lyrics with clarity and power. To practice this, sing along with the song after a few rounds of the twang exercise.
Discover Your Voice
You will need to understand your vocal range to adequately carry the song. To find out your range, take our vocal range test. This can also be relevant in finding other songs that suit your voice in our song search engine.
Practice and Warm-up
Remember to practice regularly and accurately. Make use of a suitable warm-up exercise, like the 3 Minute Warm Up video. Finally, observe your practice and improvement over time with our vocal pitch monitor to ensure you effectively hit the right pitches.
In conclusion, singing “Why Don’t You Do Right” doesn’t just involve belting out the lyrics—it’s about mastering the twang technique, understanding your vocal range, and consistent practice.