What does blending vocal registers mean?

Roma Waterman
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Lecture description

In this lecture, I will explain what the term 'blending vocal registers' mean, and offer some simple tips on how to practice the scales in this section to get your voice in tip top shape!

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English [Auto] In this section we're going to talk about blending registers. But before we get into the exercises I thought you might like to know a little bit more about what blending vocal registers mean. Now you probably already know this but just in case I want to explain it so that you're really clear on what blending vocal registers main so fiercely a register is a series of nights that feel and sound the same you'll notice it in your range. They'll be you know maybe a lower register will feel really strong and have a good time to add a certain quality to it. And then as you get higher it starts to change. Or maybe it's not as noticeable to people who are listening to you but you feel like it feels different. Maybe it's harder to sing high or the opposite. It's harder to sing low. So that's because you're actually changing registers. There are three registers basic registers. There's your chest voice which is felt in the chest. Then you've got your mixed voice and her voice heard voices felt in the face and the resonating chamber is mixed voice obviously is a mixture of chaste and hid blending vocal registers a registar is also defined by the action that the vocal folds make to create the sound. You may notice a division between your register blending registers means to create a smooth sounding transition between your registers. So even though you may notice that division would actually start to do is you you will be able to unify it so it will still feel different as she got the scale but the register change will be less noticeable to the audience a mature voice is when the registers sound unified So it's not sounding like two separate voices. I don't know if you've noticed that in some singers or maybe in yourself. La la la la la. Or goes really breathy because people don't know how to hit those higher nights. And Blin the voice so mature voices when the registers sound unified I can hear some quick tips for vocal blending exercises that I'm about to give you. Number one is don't work on your registers separately it defeats the purpose of blending that this is really important because a lot of people for example if you have trouble in your higher register might think that that means I'll just work on the high notes and get that working raat. But actually it defeats the purpose of the blending idea. You actually need to use your whole vocal range for these reason. You always need to be working on your whole vocal range. Stretch your self but don't push so you don't want to be feeling Strine as soon as there is any strain. That means that something's gone amiss that you're not doing it right. But also be prepared for feeling like that here and there because you're still developing your voice and working on the exercises. There's actually just generally a little bit of tension because you're learning something new doesn't mean that it's right but also just give yourself a bit of grace because it takes a while to learn some of these things and then then finally don't forget to do a simple warm up before you attempt any of these exercises so warm your voice up. This will give you some very simple Womack's if you haven't done some of my other courses I would put one up in this course that's very basic that will take about five to ten minutes before you actually work on these other scores. Your voice needs to be ready to go. Don't just jumping called Try to do these exercises or there will be tension. So let's get started. We're going to have some fun. I hope you enjoy these exercises. Let's.