HOW TO RE-WIRE YOUR SINGING VOICE
3 DESTRUCTIVE SINGING HABITS THAT WILL FRY YOUR VOICE
We all have ’em.
Hell, even if you’ve never sung a single note in your life you’ve got vocal habits.
They come from your speaking voice.
All these variables create the perfect storm for you to FAIL at singing before you’ve ever started.
And I should know – having an Aussie accent is about the worst thing you could ever do for learning how to sing.
PLUS I’ve got a naturally low voice to begin with.
AND I grew up listening to rock and metal so “sing” was a pretty broad term for me initially.
But I’m here to show you how to re-wire your voice so you can STOP with these fatal vocal habits right here, right now – and reboot your voice to it’s former glory, ready to build more range and more power than you’ve ever enjoyed before.
Vocal Habit #1 – Glottal Stops
A key aspect of communication in speech, glottal stops are often found in sounds such as G, K and on the ‘onset’ of your vowel sound and many other consonants.
Basically, before you sing – your vocal folds are inadvertently coming together and closing off your throat.
Creating a glottal stop.
And ultimately a glottal ONSET – where you blow apart your vocal folds to make them start vibration.
It kinda sounds like a grunty UH or GUH before you sing what should be a pleasant, easy and resonant tone or word.
When it comes to vocal health, glottal onsets are the absolute PITS – repeatedly slamming your vocal folds together and then forcefully wrenching them apart over and over is obviously not the way to go.
But they’re a habit in almost all speaking accents.
Hell, I’ve even seen one of the ‘top’ voice coaches in the world recommending you do glottal onsets to ‘create compression’ *buzzer* eeeee – wrong.
When you sing WELL, your vocal folds come together at the moment of air pressure release so they ‘balance’ together with instant resonance and instant vibration – with no other crap in the way.
A glottal onset is the absolute opposite of what those shonky YouTube teachers mistakenly call “open throat singing” in their marketing material – ultimately teaching you to sing CLOSED in the process (confused much? me too).
Keep it open, keep it relaxed and remember – your true singing voice is RESONANT not GLOTTAL.
Vocal Habit #2 – Pushing chest voice as high as possible
Now this one all depends on exactly HOW and WHY you’re trying to carry your chest voice higher.
The right way to do this is actually to connect and bridge into your head voice via “mixed voice” where both chest and head voice interplay against/with each other to create a literal bridge between your registers that your full voice can travel through.
The WRONG way to do it is the way that those same dodgy YouTube teachers try to get you to “build your chest voice” by taking it as high as possible and delaying the transition into head voice.
^ But what even they don’t realise, is that your mixed voice, hell – even BELTING is partly created through use of the CT muscle (aka the “head voice muscle”). So in essence, they’re doing one thing themselves while telling you that you need to do the total opposite.
Learn to connect head and chest voice first, then develop the bridge. Taking your chest voice higher and higher and higher is only going to delay the inevitable breaking and straining that is going to happen with this awful approach to singing.
Don’t do it.
It’s called “mixed voice” for a reason – it’s a mix of head and chest voice TOGETHER.
Vocal Habit #3 – Cherry picking
I often ask my prospective students if they’re currently working through anyone else’s course or taking lessons with another teacher at the same time they intent to work with me.
And if so, I refuse to work with them until they see THAT method all the way through to the end, THEN come to me with all the questions and issues they have.
That might sound like awful marketing advice on my own part (well, it IS terrible marketing advice) to refuse to work with people, but it’s for good reason.
Many teachers use the same terms to describe two different things, or different terms to describe the SAME thing – creating a shitstorm of confusion for students who are trying to cherry pick information from various methods and create a Frankenstein voice.
(wait, is that Frankenstein…. or a zombie??)
Different singing methods are simply different languages with different styles and approaches to certain idiosyncrasies of style – meaning, a rock guy is likely to make “rock choices” in their singing and teaching approach, and a “pop guy” is probably going to make different choices.
So first up, you have to really work out which method is right for you, and which teacher is really speaking to YOU, your voice, your dreams and your issues.
But that’s pretty hard to do when most online teachers charge through the nose for you to even ask them a question – and most of their training videos are glorified advertisements for their course.
But not this little Aussie duckling, no sirree.
I’m about to share a special video with you – one that takes you through my own journey from the point you’re at RIGHT NOW as a singer, through to building a successful singing studio that reaches 30+ countries all around the world each week, releasing albums professionally and ultimately smashing goal after goal with the voice I’ve built using the simple trick I’m about to share with you in this video.
No course sale, no marketing – just my own truth and REAL coaching advice from someone who has been exactly where you are.
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