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How To Get A Less Nasally Head Voice?

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So recently I figured out how to sing in a head voice (or at least I believe so). I find that I can sing in tune and pleasantly much easier this way. However, it has a nasally unpleasant timbre, and I hate that. Is there anyway to remedy that?

Here's a recording that I did. I think I'm doing quite well with regards to breath control, being in tune, etc. Just the timbre is something I don't like.

EDIT: The song is A Losing Season by Sorry About Dresden, in case anyone is wondering.

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It sounds to me like this is all in your chest voice tisul. What was making you feel like it was head?

The timbre of a note can be changed using subtle adjustments inside your vocal tract. When a sound is nasal the soft palette (soft tissue at the back on the roof of your mouth) is usually lowered. For nasal consonants it's lowered like NG and mm You could try some exercises to lift it on the palette for vowels. Try going slowly from NG (as in siNG) to ah. On the NG sound you should feel the back of your tongue touch your soft palette. When you slowly move to the ah sound concentrate on moving the soft palette up instead of moving the tongue down. You can check if the vowel is nasal by gently blocking your nose with your fingers on the vowel. There should be little if no change to the sound. If the sound changes or disappears completely then the nose much be coming out of your nose (I.E is nasal)

I hope this makes sense. If not, let me know and i'll try and explain it better!

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head voice is a different group of pitches. Higher in pitch. The highest note you sing there is an F#3. Keep singing a scale up from there without pushing and your likely to come to your head voice between D4 and F4. Or you could try making some high pitched noises. Try woohoo like an excited little girl!!!

Did you find the nasality stuff useful?

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The books I've been reading define head voice as when it resonates in a different area of your body. It's very possible I'm misinterpreting this though.

And yes, I do find the nasality stuff useful. It's enabled me to sing more in tune and have better breath control. I'd prefer to get rid of it though.

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I think your slightly confused about what head voice is. It does resonate in your head, but it is also higher in pitch, higher than you were singing in that clip. You were singing in your chest voice in that clip. It's not just a change in tone quality for the same pitches.

But like tommy says, walk first before you run :D

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