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Old 2007-07-12, 01:53
LordJasio LordJasio is offline
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Originally Posted by crustcorestenchhead9
thats tight. iv been trying to get my voice to do them sirens but i cant and i have no idea how to aproche it since i can do all the diferent harsh stuff and i can sing clean but i just dont know about this high pitched shit. Are you soposed to go as high as you can or sound like a woman and go as high as you can like a woman... any tips?


Going high is more technique than anything else my friend. There are 3 main registers to your voice: Your chest voice, which is what you speak in, and mostly sing in if you aren't a trained singer; Your head voice, which handles all the high notes, when used properly, sounds like a natural extension of your chest voice, and isn't weak sounding; And your Mixed Voice/Passgio which is blending your Head and Chest voice together, which is often used in your passgio (break area) when your chest voice starts to crack going high.

These "voices" are determined by where the sound resonates to create said sound.

The huge misconception about high pitched vocals, is that they can be done 2 ways. When you do high vocals, the sound is resonating in your nasal cavities, thus called a head voice. However there is 2 ways the sound can be made with your vocal chords. Anyone untrained can try it and it will sound weak, squeaky, and like a little girl. This voice is called the Falsetto, it is using the head register, but the vibration of the vocal chords are wide and slow, allowing a lot of air to pass, making the airy sound.

Singers who train themselves learn to adduct their vocal chords, that is to say when going up in pitch, instead of switching to the falsetto with the vocal chords flapping really widely letting a lot of air through, the vocal chords sort of zip up, vibrate very fast, and let very little air through, keeping a strong natural sound, and a true head voice.

When you learn to do this, you can connect the chest with the head voice, and keep it sounding like one natural voice. Stu Block in this video demonstrates just that, going from low to high connecting his registers properly.

I could write pages on this... but im trying to save my fingers from typing a billion paragraphs, hehe.
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