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Bringing down headvoice.. or so I've heard

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D.Starr
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OK

So from my recent visits to this forum and various readings from a few books, I've seen that in order to access those high end notes, which in my case I want to hit pass my break area (like us all, e4 and beyond). I recently read that because I have a Baritone quality to my voice I need to learn to bring down head voice and not pull chest voice, something I guess all singing types need to do because there is a limit as to how high it goes.

Now I've tried curbing to get higher and I begin to force way too much, whining does access head voice at times but then I feel like I'm sounding too nasally and whiny. I know once I get a hold of this I can push it further and develop it. Something that will take time I know.

But thinking about it deeply and looking at some posts I feel I need to strengthen my head voice that will , in my opinion strengthen my bridge area with the exercises I'm doing and help me to adduct the chords, but I'm still puzzled as to how I could hit an E4 and above say G4 with a more meaty quality like many R&B singers. Though I guess that would be curbing.

I wanted to see if there were any opinions or exercises I could utilize that you may have used to adapt the passagio and hit those notes.

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I have

- Singing Success

- Brett Manning's Managing the mix (Has chest, head and pharengeal exercises in there)

- Singing for the stars

- CVT

- The Baritone voice

EDIT

Found this video, could this help in a way? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=398XfCsErzI&feature=related

Kinda find it only works on compression, rather than lightening the tone.

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Hmmm gave it a try I bring up too much chest :(

It's a little late here in the UK so I'll probably upload a clip in the morning.

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Hmm there are times when I do lip rolls and NG scales I can transition seamlessly, but when I vocalize I find a difficulty at times.

I seem to carry up too much vocal mass, like chest voice at like e4 whic I know to be the break area.

I know I could cry a little more to lighten the mass and add the hold but I feel I'm crying wrong if that makes sense, it makes it sound like I'm singing like a brat, or a witchy tone, not at all similar to the artist.

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Hmm there are times when I do lip rolls and NG scales I can transition seamlessly, but when I vocalize I find a difficulty at times.

I seem to carry up too much vocal mass, like chest voice at like e4 whic I know to be the break area.

I know I could cry a little more to lighten the mass and add the hold but I feel I'm crying wrong if that makes sense, it makes it sound like I'm singing like a brat, or a witchy tone, not at all similar to the artist.

got something you can send over?

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You feel like you are sounding too nasally? Sounds like psychology. Exactly what is too nasally. I find Chef Paula Deen to be to nasal. I find some french singers to be too nasal.

Anyway, bringing head voice down is about keeping access to the head resonance cavities open as you descend in pitch.

Cheers.

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Robert Lunte's program has a couple of exercises that'll work perfectly for you - in terms of lightening the weight of Chests voice and helping you bridge... Octave Sirens are a great tool.. I had exactly the same problem 2 months ago, and after 2 skype lessons with Robert it was taken care of! I am by no means a pro singer, but singing into my bridge with ease is always a good feeling!!!

:)

Cheers

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got something you can send over?

Yeah I'll see if I can warm up my voice real quick and et something recorded.

You feel like you are sounding too nasally? Sounds like psychology. Exactly what is too nasally. I find Chef Paula Deen to be to nasal. I find some french singers to be too nasal.

Anyway, bringing head voice down is about keeping access to the head resonance cavities open as you descend in pitch.

Cheers.

Yeah I seem to jam it upwards into my nose.

Robert Lunte's program has a couple of exercises that'll work perfectly for you - in terms of lightening the weight of Chests voice and helping you bridge... Octave Sirens are a great tool.. I had exactly the same problem 2 months ago, and after 2 skype lessons with Robert it was taken care of! I am by no means a pro singer, but singing into my bridge with ease is always a good feeling!!!

:)

Cheers

Are these similar to his melodic 5ths sirens? Just found a link on Youtube to it.

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Melodic 5th sirens, Octave sirens, and a couple of other exercises that he talks about.. The important thing (and it sounds so obvious everytime someone says it!!) is to make sure the sound is being produced in exactly the same manner that he states - in terms of resonance, and placement. Otherwise the exercise is redundant.. :) lemme know if you need any more help.

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