Running out of breath
justinb1122 3.0 Volume 1 Posts: 19
So I’m a worship leader who’s also going through the KTVA course and really trying to implement the techniques and things presented therewith. Before I started the course, I had already developed a great range (roughly G2-Bb5) and was able to connect it in one powerful note. My current technique would get me through a week of worship sounding pretty good, but I’d ALWAYS be vocally fatigued afterwards, losing 2-3 notes on my low range and having a breathy onset to my falsetto. Week after week, I’m in this limbo where I desperately want to implement the new techniques I’m learning, but since I haven’t mastered them yet, it’s hard to put them into song, and so I have to revert back to my old ways to get through the week. Recently, I stepped out and decided that I may have to have a few crappy weeks to eventually get where I wanna be. The main element I was missing, I believe, was glottal compression. When I’m practicing by myself, things feel and sound awesome when doing this and it eliminates much of the fatigue I was experiencing. However, when I step on stage, I tend to run out of breath very quickly and find myself panting after each phrase after about half a song when implementing glottal compression. Btw, I don’t mean grit or distortion, but simply holding back the air at the glottis to let resonance carry me. I’m not sure why this happens, but I hope someone can shed some light on this for me!