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Can't tell if my change in tone is because of practicing or a slight hoarseness/injury etc
this week as I was practicing I noticed my middle-range (don't want to say mix, since I'm doing the exercises in all chest) sounds a bit different than usual. So I recorded myself singing the "AH AA" exercise. It doesn't hurt, but I can't tell if the tone is a result of my continuous practising and getting better in general, or if I somehow slightly blew out my voice or something similar so I should rest my voice for a week or so. And even though it doesn't hurt, I find I can't sing the entire scales in the exercises in chest (I could near the end of last week), but I don't know if it's just the inconsistency that comes when you are expanding your range. An example of where the sound is is around 1:15 or so in the file, I believe you'll know it when you here it.
EDIT: also, maybe I'm adding a little bit of "distortion" to my voice there? Idk, maybe somebody can tell
Another edit: As a result of some papers I had to write this week and the last, barring weekends I'm averaging between 5-6 hours of sleep a night. If my voice is hoarse, could this be a factor and how long of normal sleep would it take to get better?