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4: Expanding Your Range: Female

Kiley Hill

17:00 · Vocals

In this lesson, techniques and exercises are shown to help female vocalists expand their range and learn what your voice can actually do.

Expanding Your Range: Female

Kiley Goodpasture
  • Expanding your range is a good goal to have, but it’s happening naturally the stronger your breathe management is, and is being aided as you learn how to use your middle voice.

  • A sign that you’re not ready for expanding your range is if you’re reaching for the next highest note.

  • Going to the next note should feel very natural, inhaling and exhaling should be strain free, carry yourself freely - in your posture, be strain free in your neck and chaw position.

  • Don’t rely on your chaw to create your sound.

How to exercise: - Continue to build your vocalizing technique in your daily life to gain endurance and to build muscle.
- Train your ear by listening to the voices that are around you to identify some of the healthy and unhealthy voice trates.
- Don’t worry as you get used to your middle voice. To a lot of people it sounds totally different to what they are used to feel when they are singing. Therefore, record as you exercise, listen to your tendencies and your growth. - As you’re descending all the way back down in your exercise, don’t worry about not using as much of your chest voice.
- If the bottom notes feel more open and airy, it is because you’ve been using your higher middle voice or head voice as you’re adjusting back down on your exercise.
- The chest voice uses the entire length of our chords.
- The middle voice uses half of the length of our chords and is sealing of the rest.
- The head voice uses a third of the length of our chords and is sealing of the rest.

Vowel Exercise:
Gug, Gag, Mum, Mam, No, Nei, Na
- Each vowel will strengthen and activate in different areas.
- Warm up for resonance: Ming

Vowel - MM:
- Places the tone forward in your mask.
- Helps if you have a lot of air going on or didn’t have enough sleep.