Last week I received this question from a subscriber. He was wondering about how to Get a Brighter Singing Voice Without Manipulating Your Voice…the larynx.
“I’ve been looking at some stuff online that suggests a high larynx leads to a brighter sound, described as “bright, speechlike”. This seems the antithesis of what you teach (which I am finding works!) Could you say a bit about this please?
In my last Power To Sing Live Broadcast #67 I demonstrated a high larynx sound. Inside this video I’ll show you it’s possible to have a “bright, speechlike sound” without a high larynx.
Here’s the high larynx singing I demonstrated. It was something like this: [Demo]
There are four problems with this:
There are overtones in the voice that are missing
It’s very easy to slip into vocal abuse and start pulling chest
It’s easy to start singing everything with a high larynx
It adds strain, distorts your vowels and limits your vocal growth
Here is the way to sing with a “bright, speech-like” sound without raising the larynx. [Demo]
Why do [Demo] instead of [Demo]?
- The larynx stays down where you speak..or at your speech level
- There’s a fuller component of overtones in the voice
- It maintains a balanced voice and makes it easier to sing
- While there’s friendly compression, there is no strain, and no distortion of the vowel
Get a Brighter Singing Voice Without Manipulating Your Voice
In order to learn how to get a brighter singing voice without a high larynx you must learn to bridge. That means to sing from low to high notes without straining, breaking, falsetto or breathiness.
To help you learn to bridge it’s important to know your vocal type so you can choose exercises that will help you learn to bridge quickly. This helps you avoid the wrong exercises that will slow your progress.
Get Your Vocal Type
Do you know your vocal type? Go to PowerToSing.com and take the vocal test, which I call the PowerTest.
Take the quiz and discover your vocal type. Your vocal type describes what you tend to do as you sing from low to high notes through the first bridge of your voice.
After getting your vocal type, go to the Knowledge Center and watch the videos about your vocal type. Download the free exercises for your vocal type and start practicing them today.
They’ll help you learn to bridge and give you to the ability sing high notes with a “bright, speech-like tone” without a raised larynx or pulled up chest voice.
Once you’re able to bridge, here are 3 exercises that will help develop your ability to [Demo]
- New No Octave Repeat [Demo]
- New Noo (as in good) Octave Repeat [Demo]
- Noo Nuh Octave Repeat [Demo]
With time and doing the exercises as demonstrated you’ll begin to get deeper into the vocal cords and develop your ability to [demo].
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I’m Chuck Gilmore with Power To Sing. You can sing higher with beauty, confidence and power. I’ll see you inside the next video.