too much air

too much air    09:33 on Thursday, February 15, 2007          

(160 points)
Posted by kishi

hi, does anyone have an advice on how to avoid uhm "airy type" of singing voice? i have nothing against that style of singing but i think mine is too husky and airy...i just want to lessen that airy sound, just a bit.
any advice would be very much appreciated.

Re: too much air    21:16 on Sunday, February 25, 2007          

(7 points)
Posted by Loudzilla

Well I've never had an airy voice so I don't have any personal experience of fixing that problem, but my choir teacher says one of the ways is to compress the air. Imagine a hose that's spraying water everywhere. How do you get it to focus in one spot? You put your hand around the nozzle and try to direct that water into one direction, so you get a more focused sound. Don't force your voice, though. There's a difference between edge and force. Um I guess my tip for an edgier sound is to keep your resonance "in the nose", e.g. try and make the sound almost like come out of your nose if you know what I mean. If you feel a little buzz in your nostrils, you're on the right track.

Re: too much air    23:03 on Thursday, March 8, 2007          

(115 points)

I have a somewhat airy voice too - I may try it.

One of my friends (who takes voice lessons) also gave me a tip - project!!!!!

Re: too much air    03:09 on Tuesday, April 3, 2007          

(2 points)
Posted by lyanne

So you got me thinking, because I used to have exactly the same problem. It was something that I had to work really hard and, and now I wonder what I really changed to do it. And, so I'm sitting here, changing it back and forth from airy to not, trying to figure out the difference in how I'm singing. The most obvious thing I'm noticing is that I think up, and it feels almost like I'm pushing my voice higher in my throat as it's coming out my mouth. Think up. I also find, when my mouth closes a bit, it sounds airier, so just check yourself and make sure your mouth is wide open.

I'm gonna keep doing it, because now you've got me curious. If I come up with anything else, I shall return! =)


Re: too much air (vocal Coach)    04:27 on Sunday, May 27, 2007          

(2 points)
Posted by DylanJohn

Hi ya,

always hard to do this over the net without hearing you, first lets try to get you feeling the differance between good vocal fold effort ( a focused sound ) and an unfocused sound ( a breathy tone ).

do a nice relaxed yawn, do it antil it feels really easy and totally relaxed, you should notice how easy it feels and how open your throat feels, if not keep doing it antil you feel it.

Now try aa aa aa! ( as in cat) as if you where telling someone off, do this a little louder than your speaking voice, do it antil you feel a pinching or closing feeling in your throat, now do the yawn then switch over quickly to aa aa aa! and notice the differance? now hold that aa and notice and change it to AY, should notice that its louder than how you normally sing, this is because it,s more focused a sound, you must keep the same feeling that you had on aa aa aa! or you will not notice a differance.

another way is to say mmmmmeeeee really slowly and stop before you get to ee so that your lips are closed and you are humming with your lips vibrating ( this will tickle!!) then slowly change this to an EEE ( as in me) focusing ( aiming the sound in exactliy the same place at the vibration ) when you do the correctly you will feel that the sound is louder again, also you will not run out of breath so quickly!!!

take care and let me know how you get on.



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