Part 1 of this series was a huge success – here is How To Sing Better For Girls Part 2!
[This is part 2 of a 3-part series: “How to sing better for girls” – for part 1, go here]
Now take your breath, breathe in the breath, and I want you to use strength from your abdomen, kinda like you’re doing a sit up, the strength that you feel in the abdomen when you’re doing a sit up. Now instead of going and flipping into head, I want you to stay in the belting, or the Call Register as long as you can, so you can strengthen this part of the voice, and we’ll hand off this sound, or we’ll hand off, meaning from chest into head, later, so we can strengthen this part and build a nice, robust, powerful chest voice first, and then connect that head register later.
Let’s continue… La, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah ah… La, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah ah……. La, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah ah…… get your breath together… don’t forget to take your breath. And pull in on that diaphragm as you’re going up this scale… and push down on your diaphragm, on the belly… to support or sustain these notes.
La, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah ah… La, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah ah… La, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah ah… now notice, as we ascend the scale, there’s this tendency to want to flip into your head voice.
Resist the urge! Resist the temptation to do that. I have an exercise I like to think about. Because sometimes girls say, “Well I don’t know, when I flip into my head voice… I don’t know how to get out of it! I just… flip into my head voice.”
And I like to use the analogy: if you have a bicycle, or a skateboard, or a car, or someone is stealing your purse, let’s say… and you see the thief, and he’s running over there… you wouldn’t say, “stop! Thief! Stop thaaaat. He’s stealing my purse… ” (imagine a light, soft, whiny voice…) Right?
“HEEEY!!! STOP!! THIEEEF!!! THAT’S MY BIKE!!!”
That voice—the one you’d use to shout a thief who was stealing your purse—that’s called the belting register, or the call register. And you can defer to that.
Now don’t go crazy, because we don’t want to blow out your cords, but refer to that… so that whenever you’re going through these scales, you can just ask yourself the question…
“Would this be like me calling out to someone who’s stealing my purse, or my car?”
Now you can use this with this nice bright “ahh”… and this nice technique of bringing in the abdomen as the strength or engine that drives your car, in order to build a great voice… and in order to learn how to sing better better for girls.
Okay. Once we’ve strengthened the chest voice, or the call register, or the belting register… we also need to pay special attention to our head voice, and to learn how to connect it seamlessly with our chest voice.
Now most girls…
[this concludes part 2 of how to sing better for girls – you can read part 3 here]
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