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  • Beginner choir soprano, need help

    Recently I started singing in a university choir. I was playing piano as a kid but I never sung. They told me I am soprano and I protested since my comfortable voice begins at E3 and I can sing up to F5 using my chest voice. They told me again I am soprano. We have 3 hours of choir on Wednesdays and since they force me to sing soprano it is all in high register and it hurts and the high notes are of bad quality. I need help. I believe I can produce a good quality tones in lower register. My questions are: can everybody develop a head voice? Does it necessarily extend your range? I watched some videos how to produce a head voice but I cannot manage it. What should I do?


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    Why do you give in so easily to someone who is hurting your voice? Is it your desire to fit in that is causing you to sacrifice you voice for acceptance? You should get reassigned to a lower register or quit.

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    • Steel_Lady
      Steel_Lady commented
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      Well, it is because I could not sing low before and I kind of extended my range 3-4 notes down. And since I read that some sopranos sing high notes only in their head voice, if I don't have the head voice, does it mean I am not soprano or just that I did not train it?


    • ido1957
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      You are not a soprano


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    I haven't heard you sing, so I can't be certain if you're a soprano or not. Just so you know, just because you aren't able to use your head voice doesn't necessarily mean that you're not a soprano. On the contrary, even if you are a lower female voice, you should still be able to use and develop head voice. Sometimes when a singer overproduces their chest voice, their head voice might get weaker. This happens to a lot of singers who belt a lot and push chest voice. The gap between head voice and chest voice eventually gets wider and wider. If you want to develop your head voice then you should try practicing scales that use the tiny "u" vowel and staccato exercises.
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    • Steel_Lady
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      Seems like you are describing exactly my situation. I am pushing my chest voice too much. It has probably developed as a bad habit since I like voices sounding strong and dramatic. Sometimes I can hit G without a problem but in other situations even F is impossible.













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