Modal register is the register in your voice that's closest to your speaking voice, and it's where you spend the most time vocalizing. In this video, explore the changes in tone as you move through your registers, and identify where the breaks happen. Exercises are given that can help you make personal discoveries in your modal range by exploring singing in both head and chest registers.
- Let's do some work in the register in which we live.…We occupy most of our time,…we are occupied in our modal voice.…That's the register of our voice…that's closest to our speaking voice, our speaking register.…And, as singers, we use that register all the time to sing.…We also change our resonance,…depending on where we are in our register.…
As we move higher, into higher registers,…we have to change our resonance in order…to accomplish higher notes in that register.…And we can hear the change in tone as we change and adjust…our resonance to get up into what we call head voice.…The vocal folds are behaving, essentially, the same;…they're doing the same basic action.…What we're doing as we move from chest to head voice…is actually changing in very subtle,…sometimes dramatic, ways the resonance…of the sound that we're producing.…
So, one thing that a lot of singers are concerned about…when they are working in their chest and head voice…is trying to make that transition smooth…and not have what we call a break.…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- Singing harmony and straight tone
- Crafting your vocal tone
- Using vibrato and messa di voce
- Working with the chest and head voice
- Singing in a low or high register
- Selecting a microphone for live performance and recording
- Understanding the Nashville Number System