VideoHere Posted August 12, 2011 Share Posted August 12, 2011 hi folks, like jonpall i think it's really great when we spill or guts or allow our friends to see our "not so great" vocals. we learn. we falter, we get up and try again. well i'm here to tell you i have bought into anthony frisell's vocal method... hook, line and sinker. it's a major departure for me, and at 57 a risk of one a year or so and possibly a mistake, but i'm going to try it. this is basically it. i am going to do his exercises one of which is very old school and not used very much anymore. basically, i'm training my voice to develop strength and coordination by taking my head voice in a descending direction to overlap down into the chest area. the idea is to completely (initially) disengage the chest register and spend time developing just the detached head register. so no falling into chest, keeping it all in head throughout my usable range in a descending direction down to my lowest possible note. you begin with "oo" and "ee" and as time goes on you do the other 3 italian vowels. so all my exercises (not my singing) is devoted entirely to growing nothing but the head voice. then once the head voice is developed more, it will (as frisell states) invite the participation of the chest voice and merge the two with messa di voce. i know i've done a half-assed job of explaining it, but i feel it's the right thing to do now. i'm basically unlearning and relearning to hopefully develop a better voice. so for the time being no ascending scales, no chest register voice work, just descending exercises with head voice. has anyone ever tried a similar program, or has been thinking of trying a simliar program? can you share your thoughts please? this book is fantastic. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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