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What is the physiological background of the practice of opening the voice in theatre?

While singing coaches offer elaborate physiological background for what's going on behind the exercises, when it comes to voice coaches for actors or techniques for opening the voice I can't find any ...
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Why does my singing voice sound squeeky [closed]

Most of the times I sing on pitch but still my singing sounds extremely dull. . How can I fix this ?
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Using mostly head voice?

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 ...
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Is it a bad idea to practicing sing/voice act high and low pitch on the same day near the extremities of your vocal range?

I tried to find a StackExchange community focused on singing and voice acting, but I figure this was the closest I could find. Since vocal chords are muscle, perhaps they stretch a certain way going ...
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Why do I hit some notes only on some days

I'm a lyric baritone. My lowest modal note is D2 (I just developed it few months ago). My higher notes however seem to pose a problem. I can sing an F#4 in just about any day, however, my G4 seems ...
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most karaoke songs are too high for me to sing

i am an untrained singer, and i did many tests in the youtube videos to check my vocal range.. i can hit (not necessary sing with confidence) the g2 - g#4. is it normal it i cannot sing most of the ...
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Throat hurting when singing [duplicate]

I started singing when I was little but I never did vocal warm ups. Now that I'm more mature I started doing vocal warm ups but it hurts my throat. I thought it was nothing so I just went to singing ...
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How to find/hold vocal pitch within tone clusters

I sing in a choir that performs a lot of music containing very close, tone-cluster type harmonies. We stand mixed rather than in sections, so it's especially challenging to find my pitch and maintain ...
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Is it harmful for the voice to raise the larynx on occasion by tensing the larynx elevator muscles?

Is it bad in the long term to do this occasionally in order to achieve a certain timbre? It doesn't seem to cause strain on the vocal folds when I do this, as phonation remains resonant and effortless,...
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I'm a 17 year old boy who has been described as a Tenor, but somehow I feel like my voice hit a brick wall [closed]

First of all I have no idea how to warm up because somehow it feels pointless. second is that one day I would sing high and a few days or a week later it would seem like my voice is struggling to ...
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Singing in pitch problem

I'm a guitar player and never was able to sing. Well, to be honest I never wanted or tried to sing. But for 2 months already I'm trying to start singing. The main problem is that I can't produce the ...
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Hard time singing

I love singing but each time I sing my throat hurts and I constantly feel like there a lot of phlegm in my throat. What can I do?
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I have developed the habit of suppressing my voice when singing, how to resolve it?

Recently, when I tried to sing, all my friends said that they could not hear me. But when I talk they can hear me well. I want to know how to resolve this.
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What vocal techniques are needed to prevent strain when talking into a vocoder?

A full song played through a vocoder makes my throat begin to ache. I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but I do notice that I try to sing the melody instead of speaking it in an unusual way that is ...
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Lowering my chest note

I am 19 and my lowest note is F2(breathy). I want to increase my lower chest range. Any suggestion. For lowering it down further.
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Advice for singing [closed]

I feel like I generally am on pitch but still don't like my tone a lot. My goal is to be able to sing pop music at a really high level and I don't know how to make my tone more pop sounding, or just ...
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Am I still a tenor?

I'm only 16 and I recently found how to mix my head and chest registers. I LOOOOOOVE singing in my passaggio, but it feels so unnecessary since it's so high, for a male anyway. My full range goes ...
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How much can my vocal range improve with vocal training? [closed]

I currently am a 15 year old male singer, untrained and have the range of a D3 to a D5 and an E5 on my good days, I really want to be able to sing a G5 or higher. I believe that anything is possible ...
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Learn to sing with headphones

I am starting singing lessons. I have noticed that my voice sounds extremely different when I hear a record of myself. Should I mostly train with a microphone and headphone, so that I hear myself the ...
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General exercise, before meeting a vocal coach?

I like to get some input. I am not sure where to ask beside SE. Apologize for quite a long post. I am a male (26) who likes singing, but rarely sing. That is possible, I guess? I love it because I am ...
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Is it even possible to really sing into the mask without being nasal?

Over the years I got quite a few of singing teachers. One of the mantras is singing into the mask. However, some teachers disagree on the fact being nasal is a good thing or not. But this is not the ...
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How can I understand how to sing "out" and not "in"?

There's this thing that is really bothering me and so far I can't make it work. I've taken like 10 singing lessons so far and the teacher keeps telling me that when I sing notes that start to go "high"...
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Almost tone deaf when singing

I am a bassist and I try to sing, and I hope to improve my singing. The thing is, I feel tone deaf when I'm singing live. I always shoot a little sharp or a little flat from what I should. Not ...
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Tonsil pain after singing: could be tension?

I'm a beginner in singing, and I'm learning right now how to use/work with the support for the diaphragm (I'm sorry if this is not the best way to describe the technique, but I don't know how it is ...
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How to distribute (vocal) training time for most effective learning?

(If you’re not a singer, but have experience with learning other skills or some knowlegde about learning in general, your answer might also be helpful.) Let’s say you have 7 hours of practice time ...
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Tickle in the throat when practice singing

Two weeks ago I've started taking singing lessons to learn the proper technique and improve the extension. The teacher gave me 2-3 exercises to do at home that are involved with correct breathing (...
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Learning Indian Classical vs Learning Singing in general

Which of the following will give a better quality of voice and overall better skill in music- Learning Indian Classical music (probably on a western Instrument like harmonium whose frequencies are ...
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Sing High notes and muscles

I'm training to reach high notes with my vocal teacher and she told me that have a connection between muscles and high notes and every time that have a high note I need to make a squat to strengthen ...
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Expanding my vocal range [closed]

I'm currently 17 yrs old (male) and my full-voice vocal range is from Eb2/E2 - G4/G#4. I regularly sing and try to healthily push the limits of my range with a vocal coach. My question is, do you ...
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Vocal/ Humming troubles

I am recovering from a sinus issue. Much has improved except for whatever muscle it takes to hum. I do the puppy whining exercises and can't get it to work. Therefore I have no midrange. I've steamed ...
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Can I get nauseous from singing while closing off my nose in my throat? [closed]

Please note that I am not trained in singing. There are certain muscles in the throat that allow you to close off your mouth and nose independently of each other. When I sing loudly (which is the ...
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At which pitch does classical soprano start to sing in head voice?

I heard that soprano uses their head voice more often than chest voice. But just like a tenor, they all have two passaggios. For example, I have found that a coloratura soprano would have her ...
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Low notes and puberty [duplicate]

So I've been thinking... I'm almost 18 years old and, after puberty, I can't seem to be able to reach a low D or C. My range ends at about E2-Eb2 depending on the day and I can project those, E2 at ...
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Is it normal for the voice to get 'tired' when practicing head voice?

I'm a 37-year-old male and I'm in to Rock/Heavy Metal singing. I would like to be able to sing higher with more power (as I'm sure every singer does). I discovered my head voice about 2-3 months ago, ...
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Does one's voice get lower with age?

Does your voice (range) get lower as you age? Is this a fact? If so, does it affect your lower as well as the higher end of the vocal range ( the lower end expands a small bit and some of the upper ...
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How to access super high voice range?

I'm a 20 year old guy, I was wondering if I could possibly expend my vocal range up to the 6th octave in any way ? I can go from G2 to G5 with the piano Would it be possible to hit like up to a C6 ?...
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Can't sing high or project

So I have a bit of a problem. Anytime I try to sing higher than I normally can do without going out of tune, my voice will crack and then stop. Like no sound will come out and I'm only exhaling. I've ...
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New to singing : voice "stuck in throat" or speaking

I have been playing the guitar and some other instruments for quite some years but I have never really sang before. I am trying to train my voice for something fun next year at the end of the summer. ...
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Voice training and microphone tech

How can you balance your sound on microphone when switching between chest voice (low register) and head/falsetto voice (high register)?
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Are vocal training apps like Vanido effective in learning to sing?

I have a question about vocal training apps like Vanido. This app (and many similar ones) are based on daily training in singing scales. It also gives you a feedback on how far you are from any given ...
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Vocal Cords Catching at Lowest Note

I'm working on increasing my vocal range, and I've gotten to G2 as the lowest note that I can sing clearly and loudly. However, for some reason, whenever I try to sing F2, just one pitch lower, it's ...
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Voice parts exercises for blending

Are there any exercises you can do as a singing group to improve the blend between the various voice parts, that's soprano, alto and tenor...? If yes, any recommendation is welcome...
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Better learn to sing high notes with or without singing a song?

I am just starting to learn singing high notes. I often tried to sing songs that have notes I could not comfortably reach. After warming up, I quickly want to sing these songs and record my singing to ...
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Is vocal pitch trained or natural?

I know some people with 4 octave voices that sing purely for fun and yet others with a mere (comparatively) 2 octaves who are serious singers. Why is there such a big difference in this? Is it to do ...
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Do birth defects in the neck limit the range of some singers?

Some people have a birth defect in their neck, so they can’t bend their head up or down as much as other singers can. Can such singers learn to sing higher pitched notes and lower pitched notes with ...
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Singing Exercises [closed]

I need some effective and efficient singing exercises to improve generally but also specifically to reduce the nasally sound. Also any exercises that anybody knows to help with staying in pitch ...
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How do I train my singing voice to sound exactly or almost exactly like someone else's?

How do I train my singing voice to sound exactly like a specific artist? Like if I play a song of his then turn it off and sing that same part my voice sounds exactly or almost exactly like his.
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Help! Light voice with non-existent high notes

I have been really frustrated for the characteristics of my voice. I have a very light, metallic timbre in it that gets a little warm the higher I sing, but I cannot reach even a Eb4 without straining ...
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What is meant exactly, by having a 'raw' singing voice?

I have recently undergone my first singing lesson. I was petrified, but came out of it very happy indeed. It was an odd experience; couldn't help but feel like I had accomplished something great. ...
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The role of vocal vibrato in a world where volume and large theatres are not a problem

I have had singing lessons for a while now. My teacher has said on numerous occasions ‘don’t worry about your vibrato, it is fine’. I still have to work the technique don’t get me wrong, but it is ...