Mr.stevenbradley Posted March 17, 2010 Share Posted March 17, 2010 Hey guys, Lately I've been messing with singing in the passagio, and I've found two distinct paths of technique. I would call them 'Cord Configurations'. I am a tenor, and when I approach the A4 I find that I can do one of two things. 1) I can continue to bring the weight of my voice up into the register, attempting to expand my pharynx, appropriate twang, and increase support. This approach leaves me with a weighty, belty sound, and using vibrato is very much like forcing a post back and forth that's stuck in the ground. 2) I can change completely to what feels like a 'Falsetto' configuration, attempting to appropriate twang, increase support, and 'swell' the resonance of the note by imagining an inhalation sensation. (ala Jaime Vendera) Most all of the physical sensation of 'weight' and 'gripping' is gone, and my vibrato feels more like a pinwheel in the wind. The latter is what I've wondered about being the correct approach for what I'm looking to accomplish. I am a huge Adam Lambert fan, and he seems to be able to get a very full, very cutting sound while maintaining the ability to use vibrato that would make Josh Groban blush. With this approach, I'm taking an educated guess in assuming that more and more of working to achieve a darker tone from my 'falsetto' configuration; swelling the tone from falsetto tone to full voice tone, while maintaining the same configuration, is going to eventually provide me with the sound I need! Let me know what you think! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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