voice types

Whats your voice Type?

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Five distinct ingredients make up your voice type and help to classify which of the four categories described above you fall into:

Your Physique: Your voice will continue to grow as you do, even past adolescence into adulthood. That’s why you can guess a person’s age sometimes, just by listening to their voice. However, there are many factors that can distinguish your voice type. The physical and actual length of your vocal cords. The shorter they are would possibly make you have a higher voice. The longer the cord would make you have a lower voice but this is still not 100% proof. Some people like to associate your voice to your size, fat, skinny, short or tall but I have seen this proved wrong too many times. In the end it really is decided by your vocal range and your timbre.

Your Register or your tessitura: A register is a series of notes that you are comfortable to sing. A register were your voice can sing for long periods of time. A tessitura were you are not stressing for the high notes or the low notes. The most acceptable and comfortable range for a singer. This can determine your voice type.

Your Range: Put simply, your range incorporates every single note you are able to hit with your voice, from the very lowest to the absolute highest. The more you practice, the more notes you will be able to hit because you will be exercising and stretching your singing muscles. Much like a weightlifter can lift heavier weights with training. Your singing style, however, will be determined largely by the range of  notes that are most comfortable for you to sing.

Your Strength: Your voice strength is partly determined by where on the scale of notes your singing voice is at its strongest or loudest. This does not really determine your voice type except in the opera world. Strong loud voices tend to be called Dramatic voices and Wagnerian singers. Their repertoire tends to be heavily orchestrated and demands a powerful voice.

Your Tone: When you listen to your favorite singers, you no doubt notice that every voice is different. Some are bright, some are somber, others are shrill or strident. Your tone belongs to you, it’s your vocal identity, its possibly the most important facture for you to find and realize.

The role your body plays in your singing

To sing properly, you will need to begin by standing in the posture of a singer, lining up every part of your body and ensuring that every part of it is poised to do its job efficiently. Before you can improve your voice, you must become aware of your entire body. 

It’s just as important to stand the right way and breathe correctly as it is to practice your musical scales.

The better your breathing technique, the easier you will find it to maintain a note. To learn the correct breathing technique for a singer is essential. Therefore posture is very important.

Under the guidance of your Montreal Vocal Coach you will perfect your posture and breathing technique. Gino will show you how to use your whole body to power your voice.

“The most important realization a singer will ever have is that you sing with your entire body. You need to position your body in just the right way to channel its power.”

How a Vocal Coach in Montreal can help you with your Singing

if you want to attain the very heights of your singing ability, you’re going to need to find sufficient time for training and practice. A Vocal Coach can help you stay on track. You should avoid straining your singing muscles by attempting to sing without a professional guidance. A coach will motivate you and help you get into the habit of practicing the right exercises.