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How to do head voice without straining

Hello, I am new to the forum. I am a male singer and have been singing as a hobby for a while now but am trying to improve my technique and expand into some rock singing. Mainly classic rock style. My problem is I don't really understand what head voice is. I have have been watching a lot of the KTVA videos on youtube on the subject, and while I can hit the high notes using my diaphragm, I feel like there is still a lot of tension and I feel like there is a lump in my throat after doing it for a while. Is head voice kind of like when you are humming up high in a very low volume? The way you would scream if you were scared by something? Don't know how else to explain it. :) Any help would be greatly appreciated?

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  • WigsWigs Moderator, 2.0 PRO Posts: 3,801
    Head voice has a different timbral quality compared to chest voice. Generally head voice will be quieter and have less girth or weight to the sound. Some people also say if you use more chest in the sound, you feel your chest cavity vibrate and resonate more. R and B singers use alot of head voice as do the lighter parts of ballads.

    If you have every watched someone or sung a lullaby yourself to a baby, the odds are you were using head voice as well.

    It took me 6 months of training and getting used to my own voice before I even started to understand and distinguish between chest and head.
  • skv123159skv123159 Member Posts: 85
    Well technically high voice is where your vocal cords vibrate much faster
    Even at first I thought that high voice means when I am shouting or screaming but high voice is when the sound vibrate in your head
    Try this-be excited and just say yaaaaaaayyyyyyyy
    not loud but feel where it's resonating mostly it should be in your head cavity
    I don't know why but when I'm very excited (I can fake the excitement)
    My voice lifts and go to head easily
    Well a piece of advice ken says that we first go for chest and then we go for
    Not head voice but re-enforced falsetto so try for it
    Hope it helps
    Keep singing
  • flyaviator14flyaviator14 Member Posts: 2
    Thanks for the tips! That was helpful. I think I am going to purchase the course. Really don't want to destroy my voice. 😕
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