Singing Forum by Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy
Hey Dudes and Divas!

Welcome to Singer Forum by Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy. Enrolled KTVA vocalists have access to the full singer forums, self-registered members have access to limited areas of the KTVA singing forum. Register to learn more.

To enroll in Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy Singing Lessons click here.

Will we be taught to do breathy singing in this course?

XHellChrisXHellChris Posts: 92Pro
I'm interested to be able to sing breathily , so I was wondering if it will be taught in KTVA. Thanks!

Comments

  • Gaston_JaureguiGaston_Jauregui Posts: 379Moderator, Enrolled, 2.0 PRO
    edited July 30
    @XHellChris singing breathy isn´t that safe, but in the course you can see he shows you how to lighten the sound and sound a little less chesty mostly in volume 2
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 13,541Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    Singing breathy is simply applying slightly less cord closure, so that you are always leaking a little bit of air, instead of using all of your air to vibrate the closed cords. Because more air passes over the cords, you need more air, and the cords get more dried out, and more quickly. Dry cords can lead to loss of phonation, so you sing harder to try to get sound out of the dry cords.

    So use as little airy/breathy sound as you can, or deal with the consequences of trying to sing with dried vocal cords.
  • MonaroMonaro Posts: 8Pro
    highmtn said:

    Singing breathy is simply applying slightly less cord closure, so that you are always leaking a little bit of air, instead of using all of your air to vibrate the closed cords. Because more air passes over the cords, you need more air, and the cords get more dried out, and more quickly. Dry cords can lead to loss of phonation, so you sing harder to try to get sound out of the dry cords.

    So use as little airy/breathy sound as you can, or deal with the consequences of trying to sing with dried vocal cords.

    Of course it makes perfect sense, not to mention less resonance, thus leading to a cycle of even more air in an attempt to cut through. But then how do people like Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Huey Lewis get away with it?
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 13,541Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    The 3 singers you mentioned have very gravelly voices, as in having nodules on their vocal cords. That's different from breathy singing, although, due to gaps in the cord closure because of nodules, there is a tendency to leak air through the cords.
Sign In or Register to comment.