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Allo, I've been working on my head voice. It works well through it's range except for the notes g#4,a4,bb4.

Whenever I sing between those 3 notes in a scale, my head voice cracks a lot. I can sing them individually, and there are no problems with any higher or lower notes.

After some practice I've gotten so that the cracks were barely there, but they always seem to come back. I guess they are causing so much trouble because it's where I bridge from modal to falsetto. Anyone ever have this problem or knows how to fix it?

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That is the spot where you are switching dominant pitch control from the TA muscle (chest voice) to the CT muscle (Head Voice). It is normal to crack here until you gain reliable coordination. To fix it takes dedicated daily practice using exercises designed to connect chest to head. Sirens help, Arpeggios and scales on semi-occluded vowels help. There are a lot of different exercises you can use. One thing that really helps in the beginning is to make sure you've got a lot of support through this area. After you gain coordination, the support doesn't have to be so intense - you always need consistent good support through this area though.

This spot will always be one of the trickiest spots in our range. The cracking comes back in this area sometimes if I get a cold or sore throat.

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i can't agree with geno more.

if you want to try this, siren up to these notes and if you get just a little crackly at the top try to stay up there (comfortably) a little longer and see if you can't try a narrower vowel shade as you're up there...it might be all you need to release yourself through it and clear it up. also keep an eye on the larynx, it gonna challenge you up there.

hope i explained it right.

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good results. I've never heard of the head voice having 2 modes, and that makes a whole lot of difference.

After practicing going back and forth between the 2 modes, I could sing the scales a lot better. Naturally, I would never have figured out how to switch around these modes.

When concentrating on the higher mode in CT, Bb4 seems to come a lot easier, since I could never get Bb4 consistently in my lower mode, only the A4.

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dover, i'm not sure you want to think of the voice as having two modes. get away from the concept of switching into and out of anything. try to look at it as one connected voice.

there is a huge difference in singing a bflat with predominately c/t/ musculature vs. a blend of both musculatures. your ultimate goal is to be able to hit those notes with a blend of t/a and c/t (chest and head voice musculature). that's your "performing voice."

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