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Old 09-01-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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how to strengthen my head voice

the title is pretty self-explanetory. ive neglected my head voice over the years, and im only capable of weak, airy falsettos. id like to have a nice, strong, and LOUD head voice, to the best of my abilities. and id like the transitions to be as smooth and seamless as possible.

so, (obviously) anyone have ay good advice or tips?

once again, all help is greatly appreciated ^_^
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Old 09-05-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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the title is pretty self-explanetory. ive neglected my head voice over the years, and im only capable of weak, airy falsettos. id like to have a nice, strong, and LOUD head voice, to the best of my abilities. and id like the transitions to be as smooth and seamless as possible.

so, (obviously) anyone have ay good advice or tips?

once again, all help is greatly appreciated ^_^


Look into some exercises and consciously work on tone.
Breathing is very important.
Lift soft pallet and eyebrows for better resonance as well.

And for transitions you may have to work on your bridge or just learn pharyngeal or something.

Do some searching, i'm sure you'll find something
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:39 PM   #3
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Look into some exercises and consciously work on tone.
Breathing is very important.
Lift soft pallet and eyebrows for better resonance as well.

And for transitions you may have to work on your bridge or just learn pharyngeal or something.

Do some searching, i'm sure you'll find something

i really appreciate you trying to help man, but telling me to do research is kind of beating a dead horse. i already do my research, i was asking if any of the people on here had any personal tips or tricks
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:02 PM   #4
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There are lots of ways to improve, but what worked best for me was to use the vocal exercises i practiced in my normal chest voice, but doing them up in my head voice. At first they will be very weak and you might not be able to do them in a huge range in your head voice, but what you have to practice is to go both up and down.

One great way i found was this. My chest voice "cracks" at G4, after that i have to use head voice. What i did was i practiced from C5 going down to C4 in all head voice. That means that i am going halfway in the area where i normally sing in headvoice, i do this to connect the 2 better and to build the strength in my head voice. This really helps with the transition you were talking about, trying to use head voice at the peak of were your chest voice is.

Other then that transition practice, as said, use your normal singing exercises but up in head voice. Of course it will take a lot of time to develop, but when you start to get the hang of it you can start singing songs that are in both your high and low register.

I hope that helped.
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:13 AM   #5
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There are lots of ways to improve, but what worked best for me was to use the vocal exercises i practiced in my normal chest voice, but doing them up in my head voice. At first they will be very weak and you might not be able to do them in a huge range in your head voice, but what you have to practice is to go both up and down.

One great way i found was this. My chest voice "cracks" at G4, after that i have to use head voice. What i did was i practiced from C5 going down to C4 in all head voice. That means that i am going halfway in the area where i normally sing in headvoice, i do this to connect the 2 better and to build the strength in my head voice. This really helps with the transition you were talking about, trying to use head voice at the peak of were your chest voice is.

Other then that transition practice, as said, use your normal singing exercises but up in head voice. Of course it will take a lot of time to develop, but when you start to get the hang of it you can start singing songs that are in both your high and low register.

I hope that helped.

thanks a ton man! im not worried about my head voice's range because i can reach about a G5 with it. im just more concerned about its power and making it seem less like pure falsettos. but im going to start on this as soon as i can man!
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:51 AM   #7
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Pawn, also try to add a bit of whine to your head voice. It takes on a more Dickinson type tone.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:00 PM   #8
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@wylliam: you really should post this in the forum, not on here. but honestly, your singing is pretty monotone and lacks pretty much any kind of energy, which also contributes to your pitch being off pretty frequently. sing with more power and confidence, and youll probably end up fixing your pitch naturally

@merriam: really? adding whine will make it stronger? i thought that would make it weaker?
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It reinforces the tonality. Its a weird mechanism and don't know all the details. I'll try and record something for you when I get a chance but I assure you it grants some stability from which power can be added.

edit: Someone with more authority on this matter please correct me if I'm wrong. I can do this quite efficiently, but it's a little difficult to explain. Basically though, as you move into your head voice, when you add the bit of whine it helps to "zip" up your vocal cords, allowing them to hit higher notes with more tone without strain.

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Old 09-26-2013, 02:39 PM   #10
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It reinforces the tonality. Its a weird mechanism and don't know all the details. I'll try and record something for you when I get a chance but I assure you it grants some stability from which power can be added.

edit: Someone with more authority on this matter please correct me if I'm wrong. I can do this quite efficiently, but it's a little difficult to explain. Basically though, as you move into your head voice, when you add the bit of whine it helps to "zip" up your vocal cords, allowing them to hit higher notes with more tone without strain.

alright man, ill try it out. thanks once again. but yeah, let me know if/when you get that recorded
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