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I was sitting and improvising melodies for a song, when I tried to make a little bit of distortion to my falsetto and I love the effect. Now, can anyone teach me how to do it again? :DD I would love to be able to sing like this on those notes with high volume!

Can any of you sing like this, with high volume?

I was sitting 2 meter from the microphone when I sang this btw.

www.rofleren.dk/TMVF/aswefly.mp3

Emil

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I was sitting and improvising melodies for a song, when I tried to make a little bit of distortion to my falsetto and I love the effect. Now, can anyone teach me how to do it again? :DD I would love to be able to sing like this on those notes with high volume!

Can any of you sing like this, with high volume?

I was sitting 2 meter from the microphone when I sang this btw.

www.rofleren.dk/TMVF/aswefly.mp3

Emil

Emil: The volume you are using is just fine. If you eat a mic while doing this... it will sound plenty loud. This is false-fold overlaid on twangy falsetto. That's how you do it again... twang your falsetto, and then overdo the twang until the false folds come into play. Resist the temptation to try to make it loudly for now.

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Steven, I find my self in need to cough sometimes when I try to do this, which I shouldn't.

I've recorded myself trying to replicate the sound, but without luck. I can create some distortion but the note sounds waaay too twanged compared my first recording.

www.rofleren.dk/TMVF/flyingawayWIp.mp3

rofleren: The sense that you need to cough is an indicator that you are not just twanging, but also overadducting... pressing the tone. The twanging is not irritating the vocal bands, but the pressing is.

I think the key to this is to de-couple the overadduction from the twanging, so here is an exercise to get you started along the way:

Back off to a very easy, non-twanged falsetto on A or Bb4, initially a bit breathy. Once you have established that, add twang gradually until the tone clears, and when you get to that point, practice onsets on the clear, non-distorted, slightly-twangy sound. Move the note around as well. If you record yourself, this will sound like a lightly-registered head voice, but no longer breathy like falsetto.

After a few days of onsetting this, you'll get used to the sensations which accompany this kind of vocalism. When I do it, It feels light in the throat, but ringy in the head.

When you can do this repeatably and without discomfort, then you are ready to re-add the overtwang. The phonation itself does not need to change to do this... the only change that is needed is to let the epilarynx narrow additionally. As that happens, you will hear the twangyness increase progressively. This same motion causes the false folds to approximate, at which point they will be put into cyclic motion, and the distortion will appear.

Let us know how things progress.

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