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It seems i have been pulling chest alot and thus i would break horribly. After getting some tips in this forum i tried something and it seems to be working, or at least i think it is.

So is the sound in the clip a step forward to reaching head voice or am i just masking falssetto in a way.

https://app.box.com/s/gsloiqqnrccjqm6m35xydo3mo6usnr8j

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You did go toward falsetto at the middle but you stayed relatively connected to your chest voice which is good, and that top C# or so is definitely head voice

Thank you Owen for kind words.

The thing is i just realised i can do this and i cant really sing like this...in fact i have to choose between chest and head.. the middle or the falsetto u mentioned is i guess a bridge that i cant seamlessly connect.. thats why its falsetto in fhe middle..

But now that i am on the right track ill look into strenghtening the bridge :)

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It seems i have been pulling chest alot and thus i would break horribly. After getting some tips in this forum i tried something and it seems to be working, or at least i think it is.

So is the sound in the clip a step forward to reaching head voice or am i just masking falsetto in a way.

https://app.box.com/s/gsloiqqnrccjqm6m35xydo3mo6usnr8j

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Cool! Good job with the siren. Not falsetto.

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It sounds right to me. If you're having trouble singing it in real world scenarios, you might want to try every vowel in a siren isolated. It's often certain vowels will want to break more than others.

By the way, if I siren like the OP, it is extremely loud. In an apartment building this is like screaming at my neighbors and living in a city finding an isolated forest isn't always an option.

 

For the singing experts here, does anyone have good advice on getting a medium volume, and connected head voice? Daniel says it's almost like adding resonance to falsetto here, which is most similar to what I currently do. Although I also do a plaintive twangy sound, so it's not just resonance. But even my version can be quite loud and it doesn't sound heavy metal or anything. Daniel has a lot more control than I do, and unless the audio is compressed can do it at what seem like lower volumes than I can.
 

 

So for people who don't have living situation that support as much screaming, any good exercises or tips to work on that would build them a similar configuration but not get them evicted?

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Yes it is quite loud, but it isnt yelling..i did this at work..i work as a tehnician in a museum and this was recorded in a wc in some chuch designed for galleries xD

Also wovels arent a problem..but closed ones 'e' for example is harder but i shade if towards 'a' to make things easier..

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Yeah, I know you aren't just yelling. You're doing it right. I've done a pure yelling wail and they are extremely loud too, but I can hear a bit of the scream tone coming in on the top though with a bit of 'ehr' vowel creeping in. I just know every time I've come close to that scream tone it is just... Eviction territory.

 

Having a job where you could have an isolated place to sing would be cool. Right now I'm not even driving, so I'm not going to siren in a bus or taxi like a lot of car singers. As a compromise I've been hum singing some of the louder postures. Not sure if it is a good or bad idea, but it beats eviction.

 

I agree on E. If I leave my E alone it wants to break. Most of my favorite singers do E differently. Levi Stubbs sounds like he has kind of a dopier sound but it is strong. David Ruffin sounds like he's in the middle of a dipthong a lot of the time like 'ray eeen, tih ears.'

 

Going towards other vowels does make carrying it with a larger sound more possible. I wonder how big the pure E vowel can get. Any experts want to demonstrate? :D

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Ill record trying to sing in the upper register..u will see what happens and it isnt preety...i have some wierd timbre up there...sounds funny to say the least...but its a step in the right direction i guess...

It has some catlike quality when i sing up there xD

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Ill record trying to sing in the upper register..u will see what happens and it isnt preety...i have some wierd timbre up there...sounds funny to say the least...but its a step in the right direction i guess...

It has some catlike quality when i sing up there xD

 

I'm familiar with the dying cat. I know it all too well. :D I look forward to it hearing someone else's version. I gave MDEW a version awhile back to help him with an Elton John tune as what not to do. But hopefully someone better with a better traditional head voice will be able to help you escape it more efficiently.

 

When I get catty though and want to do it right, I've got one inspiration:

 

 

The 'cool nasally, twangy cat' survives! But yeah if you twang just right, it's like a car running over a cat's tail. Raowrr!!! Sometimes they just don't make it.

 

 

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Ooh, I'm part of the club. I just went for it today so the neighbors at best would hear two ridiculous noises.

 

https://soundcloud.com/killerku/siren

 

It looks like the stuff up to Eb5 might have been going falsetto based on the volume decreasing. But yeah, as I expected, too loud.

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Sound twangy and connected. Nice job! B)

hehe thanks...i must confess now that im having trouble recreating that sound...

 

When i recorded that it was 30minutes of pure adrenaline...i could do it with ease and i decided to record it imidiatelly because that was first time i was able to do that.. now it seems i just go into reinforced falsetto thats so airy i cant hold a note for longer then 5sec, let alone sing there...3 words and im out xD

 

Practice Practice Practice Practice Practice..... :P

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