loss of confidence
I seem to have ran into some trouble after using false fold distortion.
I have been, for the last month or two, working with distortion and what I believe to be false fold( I know this isn't the Ken tamplin way, but I am just experimenting with different sounds and listening to other artists). Whilst doing this I have pushed my voice hard and worked it so much, but I know when to stop. Whilst I felt no pain, soreness or hoarseness, there was a little agitation which is to be expected from using distortion. My distortion has always been supported and I follow correct technique, and I felt that my voice had gotten stronger for it as the muscles were working hard and strengthening, as I had managed to hit a C5 in my full chest/belt voice, which is something I have never managed to do without sliding to that note. So my confidence had went up, but now its right back down.
I have, for the past two weeks, been struggling to sing in my chest/belt range(from C5 to about two or three notes under it), and I am worried about this. I have vocal fry that happens on my upper chest range and even anchoring or supporting isn't helping me hit the notes I am able to in good health. I feel weak and tired whilst my head voice is still strong, and I have even stopped singing, but this has been going on for two weeks now even though I have been taking ibuprofen to stop any swelling that might be there. I feel absolutely fine in my throat, no pain, soreness or tension, but when I come to sing there is tightness. One way I can put it is that it feels like my voice is bridging way to early than I where I normally bridge. I am sorry to bother you with this, but I have lost my confidence in singing and I always take my voice seriously and follow good technique, so when I have a vocal issue I panic. Here are some things about my voice that I am worried for:
- inability to sing quietly(my voice breaks on notes or just air comes out, resulting in me pushing harder to get the note out but trying to sing quietly)
- Decreased range( not hitting some notes as easy)
- Decreased colour and vibrancy of tone (sometimes)
- Vocal fatigue
Thanks for reading. hope to hear from some one soon.