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    I would say I'm a baritone and of course since I lived in a society that's been fanatical for tenors, I would say that it's quite traumatizing and torturing to listen to songs that I can only wish I can sing. I know most people would advise me to keep away from belting, but there's a certain quality to belting that just satisfies me. Currently, I can belt up to A4. It's not terrible, but it could definitely use some work. I want more control over the A4 note as well if thats possible? Any tips?


  • #2
    Placement and support. If you're gonna belt up in that area, try to place the note in the masque area, and make sure you breathing/support is good...helps me
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    • #3

      Most baritones are tenors that haven't quite figured out how to release properly into head voice so don't worry about that. The way you sing higher more easily is to find release, you have to discover your head voice, light and easy at first and then build on it. Belting can be done healthy and unhealthy the important part is that the singer feels no strain or pain if they do then it's wrong. That A4 is the start of your second transistion, your best bet is to find some release up higher and bring it down to that A4. If that A4 is always your top or near your top then it's a good sign you are losing coordination of the vocal cords at that point, your voice will definatly go higher than that pretty easily even if you are a baritone. 


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      • #4
        Belting can be done safely in full on chest. Yeah, I'd encourage you to find your head voice as well...just depends on how much chest overtone you want to add in.

        Also depends on what style of music you're into. Pop and the later, more head voice...rock, more chest
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><i>I like when they say a movie is inspired by a true story. That's kind of silly. &quot;Hey, did you hear that story about that lady who drove her car into the lake with her kids and they all drowned?&quot; &quot;Yeah, I did, and you know what - that inspires me to write a movie about a gorilla!&quot; </i><br />
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        • baritonebaritonebaritone
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          Appreciate all your guys' answers. As much as I'd like to believe that I'm a possible tenor, I'm pretty convinced that I'm a baritone because I have trouble keeping up with singing any notes above a G4 in chest. I always hear about head voice, but the concept is a little confusing. My voice breaks at around F4, that's when I switch into falsetto and I can go well into the 5th octave and hit a G, sometimes an A on a good day. Care to clarify how I can find my head voice?

      • #5
        That's normal...right around F4 is your passaggio...ie vocal break. It's there that you have to "shift gears" with either vowel modification and/or resonance placement. Easy head voice trick...octave sirens on a closed "ee" vowel. Your voice will naturally flip. Sorry if that was confusing...lol
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        • baritonebaritonebaritone
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          Hey! Did that siren thing, not sure if I did it correctly, but I kind of felt the sound travel from my throat to the roof of my mouth/tip of my nose? Although my voice sounds a bit whiny, is there a way to make it sound fuller and chesty? (: I wanna trick my audience into thinking I can sing a high chest LOL

        • staticsound
          staticsound commented
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          Sweet!...sounds like it worked. Takes practice to get it sounding boomy like your chest voice. If you check out my Youtube link in my sig, I actually have a tutorial on the very thing you're asking. It's called "Bridging and Covering"....plus some other goodies

        • baritonebaritonebaritone
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          Sounds good, I'll make sure I'll check it out. I appreciate the help!

      • #6

        Here are some video lessons on belting:

         

         

         

         

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        • baritonebaritonebaritone
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          Omg! Thank you! I'll definitely check those in the morning, but I gotta get some sleep. Got physical training in the early morn -_-


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