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  • Weird Things Happening To The Voice While Teaching (Singing Teachers)

    Posted by Eliza Fyfe on March 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Hi all! So, has anyone noticed weird things happen to their voice when they teach sooo much…? As if you’re overtraining yourself into so many different tones and styles that you almost forget who you are, and without noticing, you develop your own bad habits…?!
    For example, I’ve been working on high belting with most of my students at the moment, and now I’ve developed quite a decent power myself (hooray) but with that has become quite a harsh sound (imagine teaching students to be a bit nasal to get a higher belt and having the “letterbox” face as I call it). So my producer played me something I did from last year and said, that’s you at your best, not overdone, with a warmer tone. Strange times!

    Matt Pocock replied 10 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Ruth Adamson

    Member
    March 9, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Ye but the good thing for me is my voice is constantly warmed up.. it is hard to find a unique voice though mine seems to be just a “generic pop voice” which i’m not sure is good or not x

  • Ben Reeves

    Member
    March 9, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Do you think maybe harsher tone is a natural result of a higher belt?

  • Eliza Fyfe

    Member
    March 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Maybe. And I don’t even mind it too much. But I’m going to be keeping an eye on it and adjusting.. Try and not be too much of a certain thing

  • Ben Reeves

    Member
    March 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    As long as you can switch it on and off it sounds useful! 🙂

  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    March 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Sure, that sounds a little like constriction to me – I’d say get yourself to an Estill course so that you can work out what to change in yourself! Often it’s easier to see it in other people than in your own voice!

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