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What Causes the Changes in Singer Voices Like Mick Jagger's?

Is it smoking and drinking, vocal abuse/overuse or other forms of injury that can happen over decades? In part, yes, but it's also just age. Epithelial and connective tissue loses elasticity. ...
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How to deal with voice change?

1.) Don’t freak out. Every boy goes through this. :) 2.) Don’t force those high notes - your vocal folds are growing so your voice is going to become less predictable - you’ll lose some high, gain ...
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Boy alto or counter-tenor?

This is clearly a countertenor. If you want to listen to a boy alto in the St Matthews passion, I suggest you listen on YouTube to the Tolzer Knabenchor either directed by Reinhard Goebel (outstanding ...
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Boy alto or counter-tenor?

The video appears to be taken from a DVD that was released in September 2012. Stefan Kahle was born in August 1992. So he was probably 19 when the video was recorded, years after most boys' voices ...
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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

There are so many things that you can do wrong as a singer. Only a qualified vocal teacher listening to you physically will be able to tell you exactly what you are doing wrong, and how to work on ...
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Is it better for the voice to match the music?

Imagine someone has written a song for you to sing, and you're a good singer. You get half way through, and you're straining to hit the high notes in that part. So much so that you sound awful, but ...
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Teacher needing helping with student's voice

Training the high register takes time, care and control. Why is it important that a 14 year old girl can sing above A5? Try to train her technique in the range that works, and make sure she has fun ...
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Why does my singing voice sound squeeky

My recommendation is to reach out to every single performer and musician within your circle of friends and cohorts, and ask them point-blank; "How is my singing, and how do you recommend I ...
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most karaoke songs are too high for me to sing

Do you have any access to your head voice? You may very well be a baritone who cannot push his chest voice higher than g#4, but switching to head voice could open up a few more notes and allow you to ...
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Voice changes after illness

Yes, sickness certainly does affect the singing (and spoken) voice - for a period after a serious bout of flu. I would recommend giving yourself several weeks to recover, building up what you expect ...
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Voice changes after illness

This is normal after such an illness, and full voice recovery should be expected within 45 days or less. It's important to note that many orally-delivered steroids will cause a thin, trebly quality ...
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Voice changes after illness

This is probably just a normal effect of the flu. Losing part of one's range after the flu is probably normal. I lost about an octave of high range for a few weeks after I had the flu, and it came ...
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Passagio Points & Vocal Breaks

Knowing where the breaks between the passagi exist means a singer can match their range to the tessitura of a song, so it can all be sung in a key that works best. It may be that the singer wants the ...
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