How Do I Change the Tone Quality of My Singing Voice?

Recently I received this question: My friend and I both have the same vocal type, Pulled Chest-High Larynx. But his voice is deep and loud and mine is light. How can I make my voice deep and loud?  In other words he’s asking, How Do I Change the Tone Quality of My Singing Voice?

 

 

How Do I Change the Tone Quality of My Singing Voice?

 

Recently I received this question: My friend and I both have the same vocal type, Pulled Chest-High Larynx. But his voice is deep and loud and mine is light. How can I make my voice deep and loud?  In other words he’s asking, How Do I Change the Tone Quality of My Singing Voice?

 

Inside this video I’ll explain why this might or might not be possible.

 

How Do I Change the Tone Quality of My Singing Voice? I wanted to change mine when I was younger.

When I was younger I wished my voice was like my best friend’s. He could sing high without any problems and I seemed locked into my chest voice. He could be soft or powerful with his wonderful tenor voice. I felt like my bass voice was boring and limited.

 

The Same Vocal Types Don’t Sound the Same

 

First, having the same vocal type like Pulled Chest-High Larynx doesn’t mean you’ll have the same vocal classification like soprano, alto, tenor or bass. In fact each of these classifications are often different vocal types.

 

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For example one singer with a soprano voice may be a Pulled Chest-High Larynx vocal type, another soprano a Light Chest-No Chest, another a Flip-Falsetto and yet another may be a Mix vocal type.

 

REMEMBER: A your vocal type describes what you tend to do when you sing higher through the first bridge. If your larynx goes high, then your vocal type is pulled Pulled Chest-High Larynx. If you sing in falsetto, then your vocal type is Flip-Falsetto and so forth.

 

How Do I Change the Tone Quality of My Singing Voice?

 

Your natural tone quality in your voice will begin to develop and emerge as you do the exercises for your vocal type.

 

In this way the tone quality in your voice will find it’s natural, God-given tone.

 

As your larynx begins staying where it does when you speak, as your vocal cords stay connected with the best balance of airflow, great things happen to your voice.

 

  • Your vocal power grows (many refer to this as loudness or strength).
  • The tone quality is fuller with more overtones which enhances the richness of your voice.
  • It’s likely that your voice will sound more and more like your natural God-given voice.
  • Both your lower and upper ranges will increase. Your voice may sound as if it has deepened.

 

That’s how you change the tone quality of your singing voice. It’s the result of exercises that cause a balanced voice, with a tone that’s connected and even from the bottom to the top of your range.

 

How You CANNOT Change the Tone Quality of Your Singing Voice!

 

How Do I Change the Tone Quality of My Singing Voice? We are both gifted and limited by our genetics.

Each of us are born with unique vocal cords. We each have a unique throat, mouth, nose, head, chest cavity, tongue, and set of teeth, ears and lungs. These things give our voices a unique sound and capacity.

 

To some extent I’m gifted as well as limited by what I inherited genetically.

 

If you were perfect vocally, with a perfectly balanced voice and you sang as well as physically and emotionally possible, you’d still face eventual limitations in your range, tone, breathing, vocal stamina and so forth.

 

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Like running, we may have the very best training possible and be at peak performance, but not all run equally fast, jump equally high, or run equally far. Some legs are long, others short. We’re all built differently.

How Do I Change the Tone Quality of My Singing Voice? We are both gifted and limited by our genetics.

No matter how much training you have, you cannot make your legs longer or shorter. You can’t change the size of your vocal cords or the boney structure of your head where sound resonates.

 

What Good Are the Vocal Types and Vocal Exercises?

 

The Vocal Types and exercises in Power To Sing are designed to eliminate physical limitations and build balance, coordination and vocal strength. They’re designed to maximize and release your very best voice, your very best sound, and enable you to sing all your life.

 

Do you know your vocal type? Remember, your vocal type describes what you tend to do physically as you sing from chest into head voice.

 

Visit Power to Sing.com and take the vocal test, which I call the PowerTest. Take the quiz and discover your vocal type. Then visit the Knowledge Center and watch the videos about your vocal type. Download the free exercises and start improving your voice rapidly.

 

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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.

 

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  1. Great comment, Camila. For some reason we think singing should be easy. I think it’s very similar to athletes. But singing also has a unique psychological aspect to it as well. Sometimes it seems so very personal to sing and risk judgement about something so intimate as our voices.

  2. Very true. I also use the athlete analogy a lot with my students. Some professional athletes are naturals, but most are not. They have limitations like we all do. The difference is: they worked extremely hard to overcome them and to reach the pinnacle of their craft despite them.