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Weeee Weeee exercises for Head voice

I feel like I'm straining too much and am unable to hit middle C to high C comfortably. Any suggestions on how I can fix this? Also, I don't know if I'm doing head voice exercises right, it feels like I'm going falsetto.

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I am not expert, but I would say you have support issues, and you need to work on smoothing out your passaggio. What I did first before I tried to learn anything else is to take the time to warm up. Before I do any vocal exersises, I spend about a half an hour doing lip bubbles (and that is not counting the time I take to do them in the shower lol). The humming you are doing should be effortless - you should really only make enough sound to vibrate your lips a little. And the "we we we" seems like it may to a hard vowel to use. ee is I believe a closed vowel. Try and open vowel like ah or eh. Consider investing some $$ into a singing program. I have Roberts program, (The Four Pillars of Singing) and I love it. At the very least, take a skype lesson with someone, Robert offers them as well as many others. I have only had Roberts system for a month and a half - ish, and already I can feel a difference in the amount of tension that I have - which is next to none. Back to warm ups - I pretty much do lip bubbles until my voice doesn't crack betwen chest and head voice. Sometimes a half hour - sometimes an hour. Whatever you do, stop straining. If you feel like you are straining, stop. Straining is bad.

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Wee exercise:

To me it sounds like you were pulling falsetto down (or is it head voice?). You're hitting a "floor" where you can't go any lower with falsetto, and breaking very abruptly into chest at the end.

The reason I say this is because the bottom notes of your arpeggio are sharp and you are basically singing the same note at the bottom of the arpeggio during the middle of the exercise, although the chord is changing.

Listen to your humming clip and find out where your break is (near the end, where your voice seems a bit out of control). Basically you have to be in head voice (light coordination) above that break, and in chest voice below.

I'm no expert either... and I also really suggest you find a good teacher. I'm resuming singing lessons tomorrow because it's very frustrating for me to try figure it out on my own.

Nick

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just want to make a point of something you may not be aware of. try to remember to practise learning to inhale silently. open up the throat (like a yawn) and let the air in silently. get into that habit. it will keep you from drying out the folds, and help you breathe more efficiently and less effortful.

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To me it sounds like you were pulling falsetto down (or is it head voice?). You're hitting a "floor" where you can't go any lower with falsetto, and breaking very abruptly into chest at the end.

The reason I say this is because the bottom notes of your arpeggio are sharp and you are basically singing the same note at the bottom of the arpeggio during the middle of the exercise, although the chord is changing.

Listen to your humming clip and find out where your break is (near the end, where your voice seems a bit out of control). Basically you have to be in head voice (light coordination) above that break, and in chest voice below.

I'm no expert either... and I also really suggest you find a good teacher. I'm resuming singing lessons tomorrow because it's very frustrating for me to try figure it out on my own.

Nick

Nick, Falsetto is in the Head voice regester. We (meaning the male voice) have two regesters. One being the Chest voice and the other is Head voice. The chest voice is the lower and normal singing range for a singer. The head voice is the higher voice were it needs to make a change. Everyone point of change is different.

Gary Gee

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Nick, Falsetto is in the Head voice regester. We (meaning the male voice) have two regesters. One being the Chest voice and the other is Head voice. The chest voice is the lower and normal singing range for a singer. The head voice is the higher voice were it needs to make a change. Everyone point of change is different.

Gary Gee

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Gary, your information is incorrect and out-of-date.

Falsetto is not head register. It is a tonal effect that often happens in the note range of head register. It is characterized by incomplete fold adduction, lots of air, lack of or minimal resonant quality. But it is not head voice or head register. And that's not just me saying that. That's pretty much everyone from Dr Fillebrown in the beginning of the 20th century to Robert Lunte, today, this very moment, knowing that falsetto is not head register or head voice.

And welcome to the forum.

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