Acting in Plays, Singing/HELP!
How do I know if I am doing real whistle register or just screaming and how do I get a more mature singing voice?
Hello, Angel –
Thank you for contacting me.
I want to hear you demonstrate what you refer to as your "whistle register".
Screaming comes from the back of the throat. By contrast, the sensation or starting point of a very high-pitched tone is felt high in the skull.
The word "mature" has many connotations, especially in the sense of an overall vocal sound, i.e., the "timbre" of the voice. But the most important component of "mature" is the stuff about your musicianship and the control you have over your vocal range. No matter how old you are.
If your aim is to have a career as a singer, then it follows you will be working with career instrumentalists—who will probably have been working a lot longer than you. They know a good musician when they hear one. More importantly, they want to work with someone who can guarantee them getting paid on time and according to the contract.
Your goal as a singer is to become the best musician you know. Nothing conveys maturity, in the sense of "confidence", better than reliable vocal skills and intelligent phrasing.
Concentrate on those elements and let us hear it through material that works for you.
And put away your concerns about the so-called whistle register. It's so 2003.
I am a vocal coach to working singers in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm also an entertainment critic for HuffingtonPost.com – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sean-martinfield
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. Let me know when you're ready to come to San Francisco for some vocal coaching.
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DEANNA DURBIN – The Leading Lady of NOIR CITY, Wednesday at The Castro Theatre
KRISTIN CLAYTON– A Conversation with "The Diva" of Teatro ZinZanni
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