Jeran Posted March 21, 2012 Share Posted March 21, 2012 Hello, all. Lately, I've been experiencing major breakthroughs in my voice, and I'd like to share some things that have been extremely helpful. Most of them you already know, but I'd like to share them with you, because I feel they bare repeating. Now, these are just tips that have helped me tremendously, and I realize that they may not work for everyone. But I hope some can get something from them. Bring headvoice/falsetto down: I've learned to take headvoice/falsetto down to well into my chest range. I can take it down to around the G below middle C. I learned to do this by starting in a pure head tone, around A4 (the A above middle C), and just slowly taking it as low as possible. Over about two weeks, I've smoothed out the breaks and have a very usable head voice way lower than I thought I'd be able to. This makes bridging WAY easier. The voice almost does it by itself. If you strengthen pure head voice way below your break, you can pretty much bridge whenever you want. It also gives you a bigger sound color palette to work with, because I can sing most notes in chest, head, or falsetto. Practice OO and EE: Lately, I've been doing every exercise in OO and EE vowels. Trust me: you learn to go up and down your entire range with OO and EE, and you won't believe the freedom you'll find. You'll open up your voice majorly. At least I did. Learn to sing with these two vowels and all of the other vowels will fall into place by themselves, pretty much. Start light, and build to full voice: Do a slow siren, and take note of any place within your range that cracks, breaks, is weak, or is otherwise not doing what you want it to. Find whatever note or notes that these weak spots are, and record a tape of the notes, or get a pitch pipe. Start that note in a light falsetto on an EE or OO, and gradually increase intensity to a full, ringing head voice, adding twang as you go. Work every single weak spot this way, and you should find that those weak spots disappear. Again, these are just tips that helped me personally, and I hope someone else can get something out of them. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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