How to strengthen head voice
Strengthening and learning to sing louder head voice notes takes a little finesse and practice, but no matter your vocal range or voice type, the answer lies in your singing technique. First up, it’s important to understand the difference in your vocal registers.
What is chest voice? Often referred to as your low register, your ‘chest voice’ can be considered ‘full length’ vocal chords.
What is head voice? We can also think of full head voice as fully shortened vocal chords – this requires much less pressure or effort to sing high notes, but often lacks the depth and power of chest.
What is the secret to connecting chest voice and head voice? Mix voice, or middle voice is the mysterious, but powerful register that lies between the above two main registers, and involves partial shortening of the vocal chords between either register. This allows you to moderate your pressure so you have the ease of head voice, but some of the depth you possess in chest voice.
The secret to strengthening your head voice is actually held in your approach to mix, or middle, voice – partial shortening of the vocal chords instead of a short and light vocal chord coordination allows you greater control over your tonality, and also allows you to ‘connect’ your two main registers.
To strengthen your head voice, first you need to bridge your chest voice with middle voice first, then you need to develop the connection well up into head voice using adduction, the right vowel space, support and of course placement.
If you’re ready to power UP your singing voice and really bridge that connection between your registers, you can book a session with me now and I’ll show you exactly how it’s done!
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Kegan DeBoheme is Bohemian Vocal Studio’s resident vocal coach and voice expert. He teaches professional singing and voice technique to students all around the world and enjoys providing tutorials like this one on how to improve your voice.