Mudcat Café message #228312 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #21415   Message #228312
Posted By: Alice
15-May-00 - 03:06 PM
Thread Name: Hitting the high notes
Subject: RE: Hitting the high notes
Grab, you are just getting a more mature range, settling into your adult full grown voice rather than your teenage voice. Children and teens naturally have higher voices. It stands to reason that your voice would become lower as you changed from a teen to an adult man. What it sounds like you want is to sing as high as you used to, but if your true mature range isn't high, then it just won't be there! The more you can learn and train the use of your voice the more choices you have in what you sing. If you want to sing clearly, the training will help you do that. If you want to sing music that needs a nasal "twang", like bluegrass, then you can do that, too, out of choice. Having the training will just help you with keeping your vocal cords from damage, reaching the potential of your range, and giving you breath support when others around you are gasping for air or need a mic when you can sing loudly without one.

Getting older doesn't mean your voice will deteriorate. If you learn techniques to take care of it, your voice will actually grow stronger and more secure with age.