etekiller Posted January 29, 2015 Share Posted January 29, 2015 I recently posted a topic about my pitch problems, and the fact that I am inconsistent. I started studying what can help me (even bad habits) to improve singing on pitch. I realized that my pitch problems are at their strongest when singing low notes. It feels like my vocal cords were flapping or opening too much and closing with a riddiculous frequency. It wouldn't let me sustain a proper note, even though I am not running out of breath or I am totally not out of my range. The note goes up and down by 50c when this happens. It feels like there was a bit of the vocal fry, but one that I can't really stop or control. There is absolutely no strain or tension at that point. On middle notes I don't experience it that much, my voice there isn't perfectly stable, but it's way better. Head voice and falsetto are completely free of that problem. The fix that worked for me (although I don't treat it as a fix really, just a mean to check what exactly is wrong with my voice) are squeezed vocal folds. It feels like making a bottleneck effect for the air, which most likely brings vocal folds closer together. As I go down the scale my low notes are stable when I do that. It feels like I was trying to hold my breath only partially. Though it doesn't really make my vocal folds tired or strained, so I am not sure - is that the way I was always supposed to produce my notes?! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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