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I know there is no shortcut, there are days when I can bridge well and days where there is a hideous break between my registers. One can realize that the weakest passaggio notes are the ones that belong to the weaker register (for me m2 or head). What has helped you bridge based of your understanding of registration/breathing/etc. I remember a quote from a tenor saying he did not modify vowels (Caruso) because he had mastered breathing in such a way that did not require it. I feel like it is that specific kind of breathing, LEANING on the sound that helps me bridge better than blasting air through the passaggio area.

My favorite training vowels:

ouuh as in book

and AY as in HEY

What has specifically helped you bridge your registers? Everyone will have a different answer to this but it would be great to hear what has helped different individuals. Don't be afraid to share your breathing ideas/techniques also because that is something EVERYONE could work on.

- JayMC

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you know me i don't write much, prefer to be succinct and to the point.

not in any order:

strenghen the head and chest voice musculatures

vocal exercises, loud, soft, hard, easy

improving breath control and capacity

divorcing thoughts associated with a bridge, a connection, a link, a middle, a passage, and focus on the vowel and a no register mentality.

divorcing yourself from the habit of thinking as notes being low and high, they're just notes, period.

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and the award for NEW TOPIC STARTER goes to........Jay "the thread man" MC

2012 Topics

Tips to Bridge Passaggio

OMG Connected Falsetto

Darken the Voice

Decreasing Tension at the Onset

The Soul of an Artist

Most Frequently Used Falsetto/Head Voice Exercises

Lip Roll Trick

Improving Cord Closure

Best Vowel to Solidify Passaggio

Top 2 Exercises

Benefits of Lowering Larynx

How Low Should I Bring Falsetto/Head Voice

Ratio of Training Upper/Lower Register

Healthy Cord Closure

Favorite Books/Recommended Reading

Building a Reliable Head Voice

First Experience with Seamless Voice

Speaking Voice Changing

Hold Your Breath?

Good Tension vs Bad Tension

Applying Breath Control to Singing

Mental Approach to Singing

Emergency!!!!Digital or Hard Copy

Discovering Natural Grit/Rasp

Amazing Audition Analysis

Train Male Head Voice

Breath Control Mastery 101

The Elusive Head Voice

Consistent vs Dynamic Air Pressure

Master Low Falsetto

The Raising Larynx

How to Stop Pulling Chest

The Perfect Attack

Weak, Leaky Head Voice

Developing a Healthy Vibrato

Very useful exercise. Sueeeee!!!!

The 80/20 Rule of Technique

Hissing Exercise Mastery

:D

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and the award for NEW TOPIC STARTER goes to........Jay "the thread man" MC

2012 Topics

Tips to Bridge Passaggio

OMG Connected Falsetto

Darken the Voice

Decreasing Tension at the Onset

The Soul of an Artist

Most Frequently Used Falsetto/Head Voice Exercises

Lip Roll Trick

Improving Cord Closure

Best Vowel to Solidify Passaggio

Top 2 Exercises

Benefits of Lowering Larynx

How Low Should I Bring Falsetto/Head Voice

Ratio of Training Upper/Lower Register

Healthy Cord Closure

Favorite Books/Recommended Reading

Building a Reliable Head Voice

First Experience with Seamless Voice

Speaking Voice Changing

Hold Your Breath?

Good Tension vs Bad Tension

Applying Breath Control to Singing

Mental Approach to Singing

Emergency!!!!Digital or Hard Copy

Discovering Natural Grit/Rasp

Amazing Audition Analysis

Train Male Head Voice

Breath Control Mastery 101

The Elusive Head Voice

Consistent vs Dynamic Air Pressure

Master Low Falsetto

The Raising Larynx

How to Stop Pulling Chest

The Perfect Attack

Weak, Leaky Head Voice

Developing a Healthy Vibrato

Very useful exercise. Sueeeee!!!!

The 80/20 Rule of Technique

Hissing Exercise Mastery

:D

That's awesome :D

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LOL there are many so called "vocal professionals" that will dodge the question but this is one of the few places you will actually get answers! I just want to thank everyone so far and the reason I have not been going berserk on the thread starting is because of practice haha :P

you know me i don't write much, prefer to be succinct and to the point.

not in any order:

strenghen the head and chest voice musculatures

vocal exercises, loud, soft, hard, easy

improving breath control and capacity

divorcing thoughts associated with a bridge, a connection, a link, a middle, a passage, and focus on the vowel and a no register mentality.

divorcing yourself from the habit of thinking as notes being low and high, they're just notes, period.

You can't say THAT didn't help you ;) (Whoever is reading this) Thanks videohere.

Ps. New threads: coming soon :lol:

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you know me i don't write much, prefer to be succinct and to the point.

not in any order:

strenghen the head and chest voice musculatures

vocal exercises, loud, soft, hard, easy

improving breath control and capacity

divorcing thoughts associated with a bridge, a connection, a link, a middle, a passage, and focus on the vowel and a no register mentality.

divorcing yourself from the habit of thinking as notes being low and high, they're just notes, period.

Epic.

And Analog, you da man.

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divorcing thoughts associated with a bridge, a connection, a link, a middle, a passage, and focus on the vowel and a no register mentality.

Love this. Yep. Get the right vowel and the appropriate volume/character for the vowel you choose and it will work. And don't let go, it takes effort.

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I use the visualisation of breath direction. At the image it's a neutral offset for notes. Slightly raising or droping the stream makes the sound lighter or heavier. For me it was a very useful tip about general control of a vocal track and it helped me to sound better in the passagio zone.

The middle C is C4, the notes have different names.

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So i was experimenting with my voice

sinve from what understood so far

to bridge effectively and consistently

your headvoice has got to be as strong as your chest

I've gooten some minor breakthroughs

just by singing songs all in headvoice yup

all in headvoice

even in the really low notes

cuz im aiming to pull down headvoice so much that it overlaps with the chestvoice

then try to strengthen the headvoice

i think my headvoice has gotten more ummph because of that

I mean think about it you use your chestvoice all the time why not use headvoice all the time till you get so good at it it'll sound just like your chestvoice

take this analogy for example

im assuming your right handed so ok

Right hand=chestvoice

Left hand=headvoice

so if your right handed then you obviously have more muscle tone on your right hand than on your left

and in order to bridge smoothly and properly your left hand(headvoice) needs to have as much tone and strength as your right hand.

now since your right hand(chestvoice) is already strong why not workout with your left hand(headvoice) more

till they will have equal strength?

of course this is only my opinion

but it kinda helps though

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So i was experimenting with my voice

sinve from what understood so far

to bridge effectively and consistently

your headvoice has got to be as strong as your chest

I've gooten some minor breakthroughs

just by singing songs all in headvoice yup

all in headvoice

even in the really low notes

cuz im aiming to pull down headvoice so much that it overlaps with the chestvoice

then try to strengthen the headvoice

i think my headvoice has gotten more ummph because of that

I mean think about it you use your chestvoice all the time why not use headvoice all the time till you get so good at it it'll sound just like your chestvoice

take this analogy for example

im assuming your right handed so ok

Right hand=chestvoice

Left hand=headvoice

so if your right handed then you obviously have more muscle tone on your right hand than on your left

and in order to bridge smoothly and properly your left hand(headvoice) needs to have as much tone and strength as your right hand.

now since your right hand(chestvoice) is already strong why not workout with your left hand(headvoice) more

till they will have equal strength?

of course this is only my opinion

but it kinda helps though

You said that your headvoice has gotten stronger ("more ummph"). Do you think this is because of muscles, or because you are better at finding resonance or twang? I find that my headvoice (and chest voice) sometimes let go of air. Has that gotten better for you, if it ever was a problem?

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You said that your headvoice has gotten stronger ("more ummph"). Do you think this is because of muscles, or because you are better at finding resonance or twang? I find that my headvoice (and chest voice) sometimes let go of air. Has that gotten better for you, if it ever was a problem?

I think it's both muscle and twang

cuz when I do my "experiment"

I try to make my headvoice as sound like my chest

although different muscles are involved I try to imitate the chestvoice tone with the headvoice

sometimes let go of air? I don't get

it my headvoice gets airy but I try to twang it w/out sounding quacky and find the resonance to make it sound full

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