"Find your Classical Voice/How to sing Operatic style" Classical Series #2 Voice Hacks by Mary Z

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  • Published on Jul 12, 2016
  • Welcome to VoiceHacks by Mary Z! Enjoy our RU-clip video tutorials, tips and tricks for singers and screamers! For 1-on-1 voice lessons via Skype with Mary email VOICEHACKS@GMAIL.COM for rates and scheduling! :)
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Comments • 7

  • Angry Skipper
    Angry Skipper 4 months ago +1

    I had no idea what vertical placement was for the longest time. Then all of a sudden, it clicked when watching this video. 10/10

  • Ashley Wang
    Ashley Wang 10 months ago +2

    I'm a soprano, and I have trouble singing on middle/lower notes. Any tips?

    • Ashley Wang
      Ashley Wang 10 months ago +1

      I can actually go down to around D3, but not very well. By "middle notes", I meant around D4-A4. If I sing that in middle/head register, my voice is less pure, controlled, on-key, and loud. I can't belt very high or with much control above around G, and for some times, you HAVE to sing in head/middle register, not chest voice/belting (depending on the song). Classical is pretty much the only musical genre that I like/can identify with. I just hate pop. I suppose it was the way I was raised. I will not change my style to something I dislike simply because I cannot sing it well enough yet.
      Apparently, this is a common issue for sopranos. I read that you're supposed to "drop your larynx" on lower/middle notes to make them louder/better, but I'm not quite sure how to do that.

    • VoiceHacks
      VoiceHacks  10 months ago +1

      Try a different style of singing - in classical singing a lot of Sopranos can't sing below Middle C but I have actually found that in singing in a belter style you can actually get some oomph into Middle C and maybe get down to the A below middle C also. But if you're trying to be a 100% technically correct classical singer this would definitely conflict. If you're not stuck in one style, try belting some low notes and see how that goes.

  • The Dark Gacha Called Raven

    Its like muahahahahahahahah

  • Evil Avocado
    Evil Avocado 2 years ago +11

    I'm a rock singer but I want to combine other genres such as classical into my singing style.

  • Yun Xin Cho
    Yun Xin Cho 2 years ago +3

    Any tips for going back to a classical voice? I use to be classically trained but after switching to a new choir my voice turned into a more pop music type