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These are advanced exercises which will help you bring the head and chest
voices together and eliminate the break or "cracking", If you work long enough
and hard enough you can accomplish this difficult task. One of the keys to
eliminating the break is to work the exercises in PPP, (very soft but well
However, you have to remember that when working softly, you must give the voice
energy and focus. This idea of soft is not to produce a light airy sound but a
brilliant focused sound. Click here
Tiny Voice for and
example exercise. After you are able to travel through the break area in
the tiny voice, start adding more and more volume until you are able to travel
the area in a full forte (loud) voice. It is easiest to work through the
break on the vowel "ee" as in me. Eventually work the break using all of the vowels. In most
cases you will find the "ah" vowel to be the most difficult.
These type of exercises are best worked with an experienced teacher who understands the break concept and how it works. There are many "voice teachers" who are clueless in this area. They just try to push up the voice. This can result in vocal straining and even lead to vocal damage. Another important understanding that is necessary for working the break is the idea of "hollowing out" or "fighting the collapse". As you work through the break, you should feel like you are doing the opposite of pushing "up". It should "feel like" you are sucking in the tone. Again, you will feel this best when you work in PPP.
All of the terms that are in quotes mean that the words are subjective. They may or may not have meaning depending up the individual.
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