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This message board was created so that singers could come together and "sound off" to help support each other during vocal development and the creative process of unleashing the creative spark that occurs when writing and producing music. Currently, myself and vocal coaches Ben Valen, Ray West, and Ryan Wall are here to respond periodicially to your questions, with new vocal coaches coming soon. But, feel free to help each other too:)

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Transcending tone in high register


Transcending tone exercise is not too difficult in the lower register, but as it goes higher (E4 and up) it becomes more difficult. Typically from where I begin to strain my throat in full voice production. The voice breaks and changes pitch, as if there is no 'bridge' between falsetto and full voice.

Is it normally harder to do transcending tone in the high register?

Re: Transcending tone in high register

That bridge is simply a gear change, or a passing of balance from one set of muscles to another. You are still working on strengthening the coordination. Those breaks and cracks will go away in time:)