The Myth Of Natural Range, And Why Most People Believe It
This post of mine is not anything with regards to vocal technique but rather on mind set for developing one's voice.
I had a conversation with a vocal coach (not mine but a vocal coach nevertheless) with regards to the notion of voice type and vocal range. He told me that while technique and tone can be developed, one's voice range, no matter how developed, will eventually be limited to what is natural for him or her (e.g. a baritone will always have a comfortable range that is not far off from his or her initial, and so as a bass, a tenor, an alto, or a soprano).
Of course, looking at Master Ken's videos, we know he has proven to us so many times that this notion is not necessarily true. Despite that, even from past experience, there are people who keep telling me, "You are a baritone, so stick to the low notes, there is no way you can sing high for you will strain or sound extremely nasal", although with time I have proven that such notion, while often accepted by the majority, is untrue since I have increased my vocal range from an E4 when I first started singing to a G4 or even a G#4 on a very good day (and certainly it will only get better since sometimes I can even access an A4). Why is it that most people believe this myth of 'natural range'?
Thanks All! I hope we can have an interesting discussion on this.