Losing Lower notes after singing high, in head voice?
Hi I amnew here. I am female Mezzo soprano / soprano? ( undetermined exactly yet. )
I have some classical training but have started over the last year to explore singing contemporary and rock and metal type stuff ( hence why i ended up here, looking for good info. LOL) I have a decent lower range, and continue to work on my upper most notes which are the most trouble for me. I notice after I practice head voice and or sing high songs. That i lose some of my lower range and some times my speaking voice gets a softness to it.
I have no issues with chest voice or belting with this, and also i suppose i could say i am learning to use " call " register pretty high up with no issues,
but head voice gives me some trouble.
By lower range loss i mean my lower most notes, which are b2/c3 until i work on singing upper range a5- c6 atfer i practice or sing alot of notes up there my lowest notes will tend to be a c#3/d3/d#3 . I also notice that my voice some times is softer after singing" soprano " stuff. when talking to other teachers about this most say it is normal and happens to most people due to vocal tension differences in singing high and low notes.
I am wondering if there is a strategy to practicing that will allow you to be able to learn sing high and low stuff without losing any range upon warm up or after singing higher for a period of time etc. or if this will go away once i get better at singing high? I am still working on being able to sing in my highest voice and know i hold alot of tension still a5+ so that may be what contributes to my problem.
However i am also wondering, if this is common for " sopranos and mezzos? ) I wonder sometimes still, if i am in fact a "mezzo" or "soprano" as other teachers have said i am, as i can sing lower stuff all day long with no issues, but the high range continues to make me tired and give me tension issues. I wonder if i could just be an untrained contralto who is being pigeon holed into mezzo soprano/soprano?
If anyone can way in on this, it would be helpful. TY!