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.
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.