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Vocal Lessons: Types of Singing Voices

teacher avatar Keonté Beals, Singer-Songwriter/Entrepreneur

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Lessons in This Class

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    • 2.

      Chest Voice


    • 3.

      Chest Voice Example


    • 4.

      Mixed Voice


    • 5.

      Mixed Voice Example


    • 6.

      Head Voice


    • 7.

      Head Voice Example


    • 8.

      Mash Up


    • 9.

      Using them together


    • 10.



    • 11.

      Keonté - Dont Matter To Me (Remix)


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About This Class

This class will be about a variety of different vocal registers that we have access to as singers. It will teach you about each register and give you examples of how they sound & how they’re used. This class is for anybody who has a passion for singing or even just somebody who loves to sing as a hobby & looking for tips and tricks to improve & protect their voice. All you will need for this class is you and your voice. 

In this class you will learn about:

  • Chest voice
  • Mixed Voice
  • Head voice
  • Accessing all of these registers

After learning about these different registers you will be able to practice placing them into the many songs you will sing to give them different textures and atmospheres. You are fully on your way to perfecting your true voice!

P.S I have also uploaded a video of a song I recently covered that displays me using all 3 of these different registers. This will give you a full view of how perfecting each of these voices can really allow creative freedom with your singing.

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Keonté Beals


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1. Introduction: Hey, everybody's Chianti bills again. I'm so glad to have you guys back. I hope that you made so much good progress over the last couple of days or months. I've been gone for a little minute because I've been sick for a little while, But I'm excited to be back and interaction with you. So this class, we're gonna talk about vocal registers. There's a variety of different vocal registers that we still have to cover in, and all of them kind of go together to make you an amazing singer. So this class is gonna teach you about each register and how to use each and the sounds of home. So this class of courses for anybody who has a passion for singing whether it, that's just you're singing in a choir church choir or you're gonna do this professionally, um, this classic for everybody. So it doesn't matter if this is a hobby to you or again. If this is a career for you, this class is gonna teach you about some tips and tricks to help you improve your voice, get better control, better tones, all of the above. And let's not forget how to protect your voice. So all you're gonna need for this class is you and your voice. So in this class, we're gonna talk about chest voice, mixed voice in head voice, and I'm gonna take you through all of those different registers and basically, how to use them what they sound like, what spots you can use them in in the different textures and tones that you're all here using each register. After learning about these different registers, you will be able to place them in different spaces in songs that you sing. Um, and it's is gonna be amazing is gonna be incredible. I can't wait to hear your fully on your way to perfecting your true voice. So to those of you who may be new to my class is, um, I just want to give a quick introduction of who I am. My name is Chianti Beals. I'm from North President, Nova Scotia. In Canada. I have been singing and performing, studying music since about the age of six. I am now 23. My birthday was just November 10th and so I've had almost a lifetime to kind of perfect in and work on my craft and So it means the world to me, even just to be here with you guys and I guess, sharing some of my lessons with you. So without further ado, let's get into the first register. 2. Chest Voice: So the first register we're going to talk about is chest voice. So the chest voice is the lowest register of the voice. When singing or speaking, chest voice is usually where a vocal belting happens, so chest voice is typically really rich and thick and and strong. So that's gonna be a foundation, a great foundation for you to have as a singer. So training and developing your chest voices is so beneficial to you as a singer is usually where the meat of a song will happen. And so it's It's the foundation. Everything kind of stems up from there, and it's becomes little Sprinkles on the top. All of the different registers will help with that one. Register the chest voice and compliment you with all different types of singing. So some examples of some singers who have amazing, incredible chest voice would be the likes of Luther Van Draws. Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton. All of these guys have perfected their chest voice to the point where it makes them some of the greatest singers the world's ever seen. Really strong, really strong, thick, rich, velvety, you know, they've mastered the tone in the chest register and So now we want to get into you guys perfecting your very own chest register. So I'm going to give you guys a brief demonstration of what chest voice is. 3. Chest Voice Example: is your touch. That's taking me. Hi Yah And young kiss. That's making me love you. Your drug that's got me on fire. Your honey as well. I can help, Professor. Ah, uh, All right. So that was just a small demonstration of what? Chest voice is really strong. Really thick is usually in the lower Ah, part of your register. As I said, chest voices, the lowers register of the voice. It was really thick. Really strong, really heavy. So is so beneficial for you to develop an amazing chest voice. So as you do your scales through all of these different registers that we're gonna talk about, you'll be able to identify which register you're actually in as you go up and down the scale. So any time you're saying in your low notes is really low, you know that you're gonna be singing and chest voice so you can focus your mind on your chest. Because, as I told you before, singing isn't just singing. It's also having mental power, knowing where you're singing from and being able to execute it as close to perfection as possible. Let's get into the next register 4. Mixed Voice: So the second voice I want to talk about is mixed voice. This is one of my favorites. Um, I feel like in pop music. That's usually where you here singers singing in mixed voice. So mixed voice is also where I usually find myself singing in most of the time, so so beneficial for you to develop. That makes voice. It's going to give you a lot of texture and a lot of tones in a lot of different places in your music and so, so beneficial. So what? Mixed voices is basically literally just chest voice and head voice, which will talk about later, mixed together. So that's why it's called mixed voices. Though it's both of those registers mix together. Mixed voice can often be mistaken for chest voice, but typically you wouldn't want to be singing or belting in mixed voices. Not good technique, and you can actually damage your voice. So is just a boat knowing your range, getting to know your voice, your true voice and knowing your limitations, knowing where you make that cross over from chest voice to mix voice. So what mixed voice does is it allows singers to sing higher notes, but still keep that fullness that a chest register may have. You still get some of the thickness, but is usually where you hear the full tone of a singer in mixed voice. So what happens is the head voice, part of which we'll talk about later. Part of your head register allows your voice to exceed the notes that your chest voice may it while still maintaining that full over around sound that a chest voice may have. So I'm going to give you a quick example of that, and then we're gonna talk some more about it. 5. Mixed Voice Example: look in your eyes There. I'll see just what you're really me to me. Here in my heart, I believe that shall love is all love me holding your cost. So I need you So that's basically mixed. Voice mixed voice is really bright is really clear. It's still strong, but learning in developing a great mix voice will be a key part of you opening up your tone , releasing different textures and it's gonna be is really gonna work. Go in your favour. So I highly recommend that you work on making that register one of the strongest registers , and you want to do that for all of the different registers. But mixed voice, I can guarantee you'll find a lot of fun. Once you really get to nail down the technique, it'll be super amazing, I promise you. Let's get into the next register 6. Head Voice: of the third and final voice register is head voice. Now some may call a head voice a falsetto when it comes to males, but typically is, it's sort of the same. I don't want to say that because I know a lot of the music heads are gonna be like older little, but typically it's used in the same way all across the board. It's all coming from that cavity or them mentality that's it's in this area head voice. So this voice can be considered, sometimes the most prettiest voice. You'll definitely hear a lot of fluttery, and it's like Sprinkles on top of ice cream cone. Now people would say that is usually the most prettiest because you're typically singing at the top of your vocal register. So you have a lot of the high, pretty tones, and so it just kind of makes it really dynamic. It makes the song that whatever song you're singing super dynamic to add little bits and pieces of this, you usually wouldn't hear full songs being saying in falsetto. But one of my favorite tunes that is actually fully saying in falsetto or head voice. See, I'm getting kind of in it, um, is a woman's work by one of my favorites. Maxwell, when you hear it is just incredible. Audiences love to hear head voice, so I can't express to you just how much this is going to make your song's amazing, even more incredible than I'm sure they already will be. So I'm actually going to show you guys a demonstration of head voice using one of my favorite tunes, one of my favorite modern tunes of today, and we're going to see that in the next video. 7. Head Voice Example: a lot of certain. You see, You don't want me. Oh, uh oh. You see that? No matter to me, it's only that some may what they see. It's no matter to me. Theo. No. All right, so that was head voice. I gave you a few demonstrations there. Or just a small demonstration there. So you can see it can honestly be such a great asset for you when it comes to singing and and just kind of ad in different tones. Different, I guess. Even range levels in different textures while you're singing. 8. Mash Up: So I'm going to use a one of my favorite tunes to kind of show you guys how to kind of mix all of these different registers together. And, um, it's going to kind of give you a sense of how you can kind of play around with your voice and really, really create something special with music. Let's do it. 9. Using them together: as a girl I know she the one I'm dreaming, uh, looks into my eyes and takes me to the clouds of ah of Yeah, well, watch control casing to get enough are when No a from dream Tell me Is this how will I know is she really loves me I say a prayer with several re hot beat I fall in love whenever we meet Because you know about these things Well, I know if she were thinking off me So woe to show, uh the bit the So I do I feel we 10. Conclusion: already. So that was a full demonstration of how to use all of the different registers together. I kind of mixed it in. I kind of started out in a chest voice that was really like, almost like a mix voice. But I did use all the different registers singing just now. And so that kind of gives you guys an example of how you can use them to your advantage engine how you can use them to kind of add some flavor. All right, if you take care of your voice If you work hard to perfect all of these different registers , then you can really do something great with your voice. It's just all about being disciplined. You gotta be disciplined. You gotta put in the work and you'll have it. You absolutely could be one of the greatest singers of all time. You just have to put in the work, know what you're doing and really perfect to your craft. And that's what I'm here for. I'm here to help you guys do exactly that, So don't be afraid to post some videos of you guys using all of these different registers. I wanna see your progress I want to see how you're doing. How your house coming along for you? Because I'm just so happy that you guys decided to stop by. Like I said, I've been doing this for so long. It's just honestly, it's a blessing for me to even just give back in this way. And so I'm so grateful. Thank you guys. Once again, I am Chianti Beals. Thank you guys. So much for stopping by and spending some time with your boy looking forward to it. I have so much more to share with you guys until next time. 11. Keonté - Dont Matter To Me (Remix): What are you doing? Just give it to doing an arched feel Things you can Even looking You're just fine, you know? You know you were trying to get over me Ain't got nothing to say you you you know you will never get all over me On and on You call me week in your tents In my pain shots But I slept with you Start funding I reputation despite what you do What you say Acting like to keep track of your way You way