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JulieF Where are the voices? (92* d) RE: Where are the voices? 08 Nov 07


When I went back to singing I held to the notion that I didn't want to do the songs that I wanted to do in the higher register. This is probably that I felt that the songs delivered in that way would come out like parlour operatics.   Take my Love is like a red red rose as the case in point. So I deliberatly worked on my lower register. I am aware that I have quite a large lower register now - due to practise. As a largely traditional singer it seems to work ok , especially if I can pitch songs which have a wider range so that the jump across the register change rather then drop on my weak notes.

Recently , I have come to the conclusion that I need to move back up a wee bit and work at taking the power and expressiveness that I have developed ( Even though I say it myself) into the higher register. This is something I would not have been able to do a few years ago and has only come with experience.   

On the plague of breathy singers.   I don't think it is a register thing but I think that it is an influence thing.   I think there are singers out there for whom this style is a natural and effective way to sing but they in turn influence singers for whom it is not natural.   I have met a few young female singers who have wonderful voices but who persist in using the vocal styles and phrasing of their heroes (Heroines if we are being pedantic).   In the same way that I have met men who only want to sound like Frank Sinatra.

J


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