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Head Voice (again)

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Long time no post. After a long and drawn out battle with head voice and wondering if I would ever not sound like Axle Rose my head voice must have decided it was tired of sounding like a bad hair metal singer and popped into sounding like my chest voice (although I can still sound like a whiny girl if I want to.) What finally did it was trying to get the resonance/sound/air up into my sinuses: I had to push really hard to get it to feel like it was doing that, and after about a week of thinking it wasn't working I guess it finally worked. My only other guess is that my muscles got strong enough to adduct(?) correctly. And all this time I thought tongue placement and lowering my larynx was going to lead to success...

The point of all this is to ask whether or not this is a healthy habit. I am definitely pushing the air more than in chest voice, and I might be crazy but I think I have just a teensy bit of falsetto mixed in (at least that seems to be my natural mechanism to turn the twang down?) The air pressure also feels quite high in my larynx. Anything I am doing wrong or should watch out for? Thanks.

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my guess is you also found the appropriate vowel/throat shape to sort of "carve your way up."

you are keeping it together in terms of fold adduction and you are probably supporting more which gives you more compression and you lit up your head resonance.

the only concern i have is the same as gina's...when you said to push really hard....

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How does one achieve adducted head voice if they are used to "pushing"? I feel like head voice requires more pressure but LESS air.

So what would be a safe way to learn to adduct in head voice if "PUSHING" physically is the problem?

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NC could you sing something using it? Something low near the passagio.

Maybe, but I usually only get a chance to record when doing new songs.

Pushing really hard doesn't sound right to me

the only concern i have is the same as gina's...when you said to push really hard....

How does one achieve adducted head voice if they are used to "pushing"? I feel like head voice requires more pressure but LESS air.

I suppose the term 'pushing' can be taken multiple ways. A shy singer may need to be encouraged to push harder, and a overzealous vocalist may need to be told to push less. What I mean is that getting a solid, meaty head voice tone requires me to clench some muscle somewhere harder, and to me it sort of feels like I am pushing the air harder than I would in chest normally. If I let up on this "pushing" then it I tend to start slipping into bad hair metal head voice territory.

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