Thursday, September 17, 2015

Developing Your Head Voice with a Light Head Voice Workout

This is my sixth and final installment on developing your head voice. In previous installments I’ve covered Using Your Pharyngeal Resonator, Head Voice Vs. Falsetto, Low Head Voice, Building Powerful High Notes,  and in the last article I showed you how to quickly Strengthen Your Head Voice. Judging from the feedback I have received in recent weeks, these articles have been a great help to many of you, in so far as giving you a better understanding on developing your head voice.

In this article I want to talk a little bit more about the light head voice workout. I’m sure you can attest to this, that there is a tendency to get louder the higher up your range you go. And paradoxically, this seems to happen even with trained singers who obviously know better, because it is a natural instinct and therefore very easy to fall back into your old ways. Something else that tends to happen when you get louder towards the top of your range is the tendency to revert to shouting as opposed to working your way up the scale. Now if that natural reflex kicks in, then you know for sure that you’re headed for trouble. And so it’s time to add a little more training to the mix to help you stay on track. I’m going to show you a very simple exercise to help lighten up your head voice.

Quite simply, this is almost like using the word WHAT but with the H pretty evident as you annunciate, whilst keeping the T silent. You can try this exercise with any scale: arpeggios, descending scales and even the chromatic scales would be ideal to practice with. So here’s what you can do to get a good head voice workout that will ensure you don’t pull up your chest voice as you approach higher notes. Try singing WHAA WHAA WHAA WHAA on pretty much any scale to see how easy it is to develop your head voice with this simple yet very effective exercise. I do hope that these handy tips have given you additional training to add to your daily vocal training routine. Feel free to download vocal training exercises here!

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