I'm new to this forum and very inexperienced. I love singing and have a decent "ear" for music but my voice is very weak. This means that my range of full (chest) voice finishes very, very low. On the other hand, I can hit quite high notes (I was classified as soprano). The most problematic notes are notes "between" - I'm very quiet when I sing them and it doesn't sound good at all.

My question is: How to improve?

Also, can you suggest any songs that are either in rather high notes or only in the middle range? Any advice would be welcome!


Sounds like you need more breath training. If your vocal control and ear is good, but your projection is weak, its likely that you need to improve your diaphragm strength and work on pacing. Eg. knowing when to pause and inhale in preparation for the next passage.

Here's a good start. http://www.vocalist.org.uk/breathing_exercises.html

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I think your voice might be kind of airy in your low/mid range? One breathing exercise that you can try is: you inhale diafragmatically and then retain all the air in your body as if you were under water. And now try to speak letting the minimum amount of air go out as possible. With this you can achieve a more clear sound, and then replace speaking with singing.

To keep the air from being released all at once, you can think about stuff like being under water, blowing a candle without putting the light out... The key is to keep the air in your lungs and release it little by little.

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