Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tips On Singing Falsetto


Falsetto is described by some music educators as superhead or whistle voice. It creates a thin, yet bright sound that extends beyond the normal range.

Realize that there are two types of voices: head voice and chest voice. Everyone has both kinds. The chest voice is what we use when we're speaking, and is what males most often use, but to sing falsetto, your head voice is necessary. To use it you need to breath deeply from the diaphragm (to where your stomach goes out) and lift your eyebrows.

One of the most important tip I have found is.... Make yourself yawn or suck in air quickly. This lifts your soft pallet which helps you reach the note more easily.

Word of Advice: Do not try this without previous musical experience and an instructor

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Singing Three Notes At A Time?

Found this really interesting:

In Mongolia, in the Republic of Touva, in certain monasteries of Tibet and among the Xhosa people of South Africa, one can hear an amazing vocal technique in which one singer can produce two stable notes at the same time while a third note varies on top. In other words, one person can sing in chords and can also provide a melody. The lowest note is so extremely low it sounds hoarse and raucous, stretching the limits of the human voice.

The vocal technique is based on a very precise control over the vocal resonators so as to amplify specific overtones. The vocal cords are used in a special way that allows them to vibrate at two different frequencies at the same time. Western voice specialists are still perplexed by this technique.


Saturday, October 6, 2007

One Style Of Singing Or Mastering Different Styles

If you flick through a whole lot of different radio stations like country or rock, opera, jazz musical theatre or pop you will find an amazing variety of different sounding songs and voices. The art of manipulating your voice and accompanying differently arranged backing instruments is something that that is highly appreciated. When you learn to how to use your voice more fully, you increase your versatility as a singer and make yourself more employable to boot! The ability to sing a variety of different styles can be especially useful when auditioning for musical theatre. Often as a performer you will need to sing a range of styles within a show.

On basis of my experience I can say that you should master one style of singing, but you should have an even hand in others. Especially if you are looking to become a professional, you will find this thing very handy.