Vocal flip/crack on Chest to mixed voice translationPosted in Category Open Discussion
GGrace 1 year ago
Hi, I’m over 50 years old. I’ve been singing since I was about 3, and starting at my late twenties I’ve been working playing keyboard and singing professionally ever since.
and I began about two months ago, working on smooth and strong transition from chest to mixed voice.. cause I’m tired of limiting myself in choosing songs I want to sing therefore determined to expand my song repitores..
I’ve always experienced hard vocal flips or cracks as I go into upper mixed voice. So I always have avoided choosing any songs that have wide range.. any more than an octave and a half.. :(
Im having trouble tackling smooth transition
The fact is though, I had few years of training in operatic singing back when I was a teenager, and my vocal range can be D3- B5.
Could you possibly provide lessons on working on this..? If you already do have lessons on this subject, I don’t find it.. as I’m new to this program.
BBilly 1 year ago
Going from chest voice to a mixed voice can be tricky. We have an entire lesson on mixed voice here. Check it out: https://www.30daysinger.com/tutorial/30-day-beginner-course-with-camille/23
I hope that helps!
GGrace 1 year ago
I already checked it.. the lesson is only 7 min long. It’s just an intro lesson. Not nearly enough for me.. and it doesn’t contain anything about crack or flip or how to fix it or get smoother or stronger
CCamille espiritu 1 year ago
That lesson was an intro to the technique. Once you feel comfortable, here are some other tutorials you might find helpful.
Start with some warm ups always: https://www.30daysinger.com/tutorial/daily-warmups/1
Removing vocal strain: https://www.30daysinger.com/tutorial/removing-vocal-strain/1
Preventing bad vocal technique: https://www.30daysinger.com/tutorial/avoiding-bad-vocal-technique/1
Strong, powerful belting: https://www.30daysinger.com/tutorial/healthy-and-strong-belting/1
Specific lesson on consistency with your tone: https://www.30daysinger.com/tutorial/getting-better-tone/4
I bet with some practice using these lessons, you will find a more powerful, consistent voice and address some of the fixes you need to perform better.
Thanks for learning with us!
CCamille van Niekerk 1 year ago
Just checking back in with you - we recently added 2 tutorials (1 for soprano and 1 for alto) that have exercises to help you get into mix from head and chest voice. Those specific exercises will be in the last lesson video before the conclusion for each tutorial. I'll link to them below!
If you continue to struggle with this, consider booking a live lesson to get some personalized advice!
Best of luck,