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Starting head voice

How far in should I be before I can start working on my head voice? I sing in a band and my bandmates have been wanting to do some songs that require it. I plan to get the course soon, and want to know what to tell my bandmates about when I can start.

Comments

  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,926Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    Hi @Mark_Azzi,

    a warm Welcome to the forums from Germany. I am Marco, 49 years old and started the course 15 months ago. I had absolutely no experience in singing and wasn't able to hit one single note on pitch. Personally, I haven't touched head voice, which will be addressed in Volume 4 (out of 5).

    But we have here some guys who worked their head voice before starting the course. Maybe @Diego can tell you about his experiences.

    Doc
  • DogMeatDogMeat Posts: 2132.0 PRO
    I think it's still fair to say that head voice improves during the Vol1 and Vol2 training. Not necessarily the range, but the quality of tone and bridging from chest.
  • Mark_AzziMark_Azzi Posts: 4Member
    @DogMeat I figured that much. I'm really just wondering more about how developed my chest should be before I can start working on head voice. I'm more concerned with safety than tone at the moment.
  • DogMeatDogMeat Posts: 2132.0 PRO
    Just keep in mind that whenever the sound cracks you need to either pull back the volume or stop. Start very quietly.
  • doc_ramadanidoc_ramadani Posts: 2,926Administrator, 2.0 PRO, Facility Management
    And there is one thing I want to add:

    By definition the term head voice is used in KTVA in means of reinforced falsetto, the bright timbral head voice that matches the sound of your chest voice. The aim is to have one long register.

    Doc
  • Klaus_TKlaus_T Posts: 6432.0 PRO
    @Mark_Azzi very good that you are thinking about safety first, this will keep your voice from being damaged. i think you will learn more about your voice from day 1, even if head voice might only be taught porperly later in the course (depending on the definition, see above). i think your voice will benefit from the training either way. it will be a long process, depending on how good you want to be, but the sooner you start, the sooner you will get there
  • WigsWigs Posts: 710Moderator, 2.0 PRO
    The start of the course is all about balance between head and chest. We try not to over develop one or the other and spend the same amount of time training each. So even if you are going to spend alot of time singing in head in the future, you shouldn't neglect the chest or vice versa. Keeping this in mind I don't see a problem with working on your head voice now.
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