adrizzle36 Posted May 11, 2010 Share Posted May 11, 2010 hello all! after doing pianissimo and medium-quiet vocal slides (G2-C5) for a while, i'm getting a more connected and even tone, but while it feels free, it also lacks the presence that i want, especially in the D4-A4 range, and i'm not sure how to start working on that properly. when i try to make the sound more metallic, it is usually accompanied by slight straining that becomes quite apparent by the time i reach G4. even though i can vibrato it, it feels hard to hold on to and a bit too shouty for my liking. i've noticed that the only way i can make this sound is in a high larynx position, but i think it is interfering with the tone quality, so i'm pretty sure that what i think is twanging is incorrect. the twanging exercises i've heard about to feel that sensation (witch cackle, duck quack, infant cry, etc) also seem to cause me to strain as i go higher. the one thing that seems to work for me is humming in that "pharyngeal" voice, but as soon as i open my mouth i have the same problem. so my question is: does anyone know any exercises to build presence where i'll be able to tell that i'm doing it correctly? if it helps, i do have a bit of a thicker/heavier voice than most mainstream pop/rock singers (the genre i like to sing), though not quite a baritone timbre. i hope this was clear enough, and i look forward to hearing from you :) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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