Vocal Tips For K-pop Fans #12: Find the right key for your voice!

Quick Post here guys. This is my new video webseries called “Vocal Tips For K-Pop Fans”, where I’ll be posting vocal tips for you guys as often as possible. Please leave a comment, subscribe and share it with others. Let me know if you have any questions and please give suggestions for future videos!

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9 thoughts on “Vocal Tips For K-pop Fans #12: Find the right key for your voice!

  1. This is my new favorite website; thank you for all this singing voice knowledge!!!
    It’s hard to find good quality videos about technique despite how simple it sounds to search.

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  2. I’ve been reading this wonderful blog for about 2 years and enjoyed all the things you have written and created. This blog has inspired me to learn how to sing with proper technique and I have finally raised up my courage to send in my own voice and ask for some directions on how to improve my voice and also answer some questions. If you have some spare time, please have a look at my singing and constructively critique it and also please answer my questions! πŸ™‚

    – Part of Your World: https://soundcloud.com/user-358811581/part-of-your-world/s-fjnb6
    – Cat’s Meow (a song from a Barbie movie (i know I’m lame)): https://soundcloud.com/user-358811581/cats-meow/s-oMYDC
    – God Help the Outcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-358811581/god-help-the-outcast/s-gPikY

    The questions that I have:
    Do I have the following and how do I recognise it in my own voice:
    1. Support
    2. Resonance
    3. Nasality
    4. Mask placement
    5. Tension (if so where)
    6. a Neutral larynx position
    Please provide time stamps if you can because I’m not very sure.

    7. Also is mixed voice exclusively for belting?

    Note that I have no prior vocal lessons and experience in singing (I just recreationally sing in the shower πŸ™‚ ) and I also have asthma which was flaring up a little (I don’t know if this impacts singing though). I also realised that I sang a line wrong for “Part of Your World” and went a little bit flat in some places. I also know that there are some notes that I couldn’t reach in “God Help the Outcast”. Sorry if I sound bad and you had sit through and listen to all of that. I also apologise for asking so many questions and making you read through all of this.

    Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Awww honey I am so happy you’re inspired to sing! This makes me feel like I’ve made a bit of a difference in a way or another. So let me take a listen and see what I hear!

      What I’m hearing is that in Part Of Your World, props to you for singing acapella, but you kind of changed the key when you got to the first chorus, it was 3 different keys, the verse, the pre-chorus sort of section and then the chorus. You went higher in the pre-chorus and then lower in the chorus. You stayed within one for each section for the most part though. I love it that you’re singing Musical Theater songs and especially Disney songs, which makes me comfortable listening to you cause I am confident with this genre.

      I wouldn’t say there is much nasality nor resonance. The support isn’t well established because I feel like you are not really used to using a chest voice almost at all. I mostly hear a LOT of headiness throughout. It’s like you’re always constantly in mixed voice and it’s not a very balanced mixed voice. It lacks connection, it lacks precision in the stretch of the vocal cords. There is a bit of a loose kind of stretch which makes your pitch wobbly in your lower range since you lack control in your chest voice, you end up pretty sharp too. It’s not much of tension as much as it is a lack of a developed muscle memory to control your sound. You sound bright, light and you lack fulness because the way you place your sound is often too much in the mask, it’s not opened in the back of the throat, it doesn’t explore the chest nor the head resonators, it stays in a small place for most of the time. It’s limiting for your range, for your dynamics. I would recommend working on finding your chest voice and being tighter with your stretch, make it really clean and clear. Less air coming through, less shakiness. Fight the shakiness. And also I’m sorry, but what do you mean is mixed voice exclusively for belting?

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      1. Hello thank you for the speedy reply! πŸ™‚
        Yes most the things you said are definitely problems I noticed after recording and listening to it especially the changing the key one but I was too tired to re-record it as I have been doing so for an hour. Truthfully, I have been purposefully neglecting my chest voice (as I wasn’t confident) and wanted to at least have some foundation for the mixed and head voice but now I realise that I should equally develop all registers. I think that I have also had some misconceptions with the masked placement and I thought that to only resonate, you need to place it there but now I know that that’s not the case.

        I have also noticed that whenever I sing I don’t open the back of my throat and I’ve also asked my singing friend how to fix it but she wasn’t too helpful. Can you suggest how I can do so? Also, I asked her about how the connection of vocal cords works and how to do it but she seemed unsure; how do you do this? How do you ensure a tighter stretch? What videos should I watch from your “Vocal Tips for Kpop Fans” series? No.5 I think would be good but anymore?

        Sorry for all of these questions and thank you so much for helping me! πŸ™‚

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      2. I feel like I took a while to respond actually. lol Mask placement can help with mask resonance but support and openness have to happen for that too. Well try yawning to kind of influence the movements of the soft palate, or sing and feel as though you have a mint in your mouth, so try to feel coldness at the back of your throat when you breathe in. Well I have the vocal tip on eliminating airiness but I’d suggest the one on support for this kind of issue with connection. So #8. ^ ^

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  3. Ok thank you so much! I will diligently work on these vocal exercises. Is it ok if I send you a file of me singing a month or so later to see if I improved or need to keep working on the same thing?
    Thanks again! I appreciate everything you’ve done!! πŸ™‚

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