Vocal Course Lesson 7

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Blending Chest Voice and Head Voice I

By establishing a mix of chest voice and head voice you will have:

• Better Vocal Health
• Superior Vocal Range
• Better Pitch Accuracy
• Better Tone
• A Stronger Emotional Connection to your Music

In this lesson, we’ll work with two foundations of good singing:

Lesson 2: Sing with your Vocal Cords Engaged
Lesson 3: Sing with a Stable and Relaxed Larynx

These two skills are like Yin and Yang: they oppose each other, and balance each other. If your larynx is too low, your vocal cords disengage. If your larynx is too high, you can’t blend chest voice and head voice. So we need both larynx down and vocal cords engaged, and the measure we have both is the measure of how strong and stable your middle ground will be between chest voice and head voice.


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Working with Sirens

Use a siren moving from chest voice to head voice to check and see if you can move smoothly from chest voice to head voice. Remember these tips:

• Use a yawning sensation to keep the larynx low
• Use duck lips
• Loosen your neck, jaw, and shoulders
• Strengthen your breath support


Practice Routine

Practice Time : 7 days, 15 – 30 minutes

Practice Sirens with all five vowels. Go from chest voice to head voice and from head voice to chest voice:

• Ah (father)
• Eh (let)
• Ee (feet)
• Oh (no)
• Oo (boot

Apply these principles as you practice:

• Start with your larynx very low
• Begin adding edge to your voice until you hear a break
• Work your larynx lower again until the break goes away
• Loosen your outer muscles to help find a stable middle ground


Work with Scale 9 on these sounds:

• Gug Gug
• My My
• No No
• Nay Nay

Continue to experiment with larynx position and vocal cord engagement in order to find a smooth blend of chest and head voice.


Scale 9

Scale 9


Continue working on Song 3