L_Holmes Posted October 24, 2014 Share Posted October 24, 2014 I have been trying to train my middle range for over 3 years to eliminate breaks in my range, and I STILL cannot do it. I have gotten better definitely, but I am starting to get pretty frustrated. I think it may be due to multiple things. 1: After my voice started getting deeper, I wasn't able to sing in my higher range without singing in my falsetto. For some reason I couldn't get the right feeling for singing in a normal modal head voice, it took quite a while before I could figure out what it should feel like. That was around 3 years ago when I figured it out. 2: I haven't had much good formal instruction on how to sing properly. The two vocal coaches I had, while good singers themselves, gave me mostly vague information and unnatural exercises to practice, and to be honest I don't really think much of what they said helped me. Even the good information was given out of context without much explanation, and it was hard for me to apply it as a result. Regardless, I feel like after 3 years of singing and doing exercises pretty much all the time should get me to a point where I am pretty good, better than I am now anyway. I still have trouble with my middle range, enough that it is pretty difficult to sound decent if I am singing anything that goes into my middle range. It is either too shouty, or too breathy and light. Sometimes I can get a decent sound in my mixed voice, but it seems that I run out of breath pretty quickly in that range when I do. It is extremely frustrating. Maybe it's just because I am looking, but it seems like even many people who don't see singing as anything more than a fun thing to do sometimes are better than me. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, and I don't have money for a good teacher. It always is discouraging when I see others who are just better, and they don't even seem to try. Anyway, am I thinking about it too much, or is this really as abnormal as I am thinking? I have received quite a few compliments on my singing, but I've also had people tell me I sound horrible, and it's not like these instances are spaced out. I've received an even amount of each over the years. It is really annoying. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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