srs7593 Posted August 1, 2011 Share Posted August 1, 2011 This is something that I've been wondering about lately. I've noticed that for girls who haven't been singing very long (more than a few years) singing with a strong, thick head voice sound is difficult, I hear a lot of them refer to it as falsetto (and that is what it sounds like). However I know (or have falsely assumed?) that it's not true falsetto, or what I would personally call falsetto because they can usually slide up into it from a comfortable chest voice note. Unless falsetto is connected to modal voice for people with higher voices? I wouldn't know, but I suppose it would make some sense if it is. Can TA connection drop out completely without creating a distinct break? Mine can at very low volumes but I don't see it as something I can do while actually singing. I wish I had started singing before my voice changed Guys seem to have the opposite problem. If an adolescent or mature male can sing in head voice at all it's usually easier to scream it than it is to sing softly. Singing softly in head voice with control and minimizing wasted air can take many years and is physically tiring from what I gather. I can't really do it yet. If you watch an operatic dramatic tenor singing in light mezza voce you can tell that he is working. Whereas leggiero tenors seem to have a lot less difficulty. Is this due to a female's (or anyone with lighter) TA muscles facilitating CT connection better? And perhaps a male's thick (therefore tensed/more active?) TA muscles create the loudness and sharpness in a male head voice? Or have I completely misunderstood everything? I work at a rock music summer camp and one of the songs we we considered playing was Back in Black. The girl who would have been singing it was wondering how a guy got his voice that high and I explained that Brian Johnson wasn't singing in chest, he was singing it all in head. She was kind of like "really? no way!" when I explained this. She sings in her school chorus so naturally, her head voice is connected but light and falsetto sounding. There isn't any wasted air to speak of; it's rounded, light and not so loud. Like a choral singer can be expected to sound. Could she hypothetically learn to sing in a loud and sharp head voice? Not that I plan on teaching her to do so, I'm just curious. Also I would like to thank Geno P. for the NCVS link and matrix in one of his threads. Hell, this inquiry probably could have gone in that thread. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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