Chest Voice Exercises return to exercise directory
The following exercises will begin the development of
the chest voice. These exercises may seem very rudimentary but we have to be
careful when working the chest voice. It is that part of
the voice which , if abused and pushed to high in its raw state, can cause a great
deal of injury to the vocal chords.
If you have been belting a great deal you should not do these exercises until you have worked your head voice for several weeks.
Don't be afraid to let these exercises be a little raucous. If, you consider yourself a soprano you will want to work the chest voice in order to increase your range. We will only work this part of your voice in a very narrow vocal range in order to be safe. The chest voice needs to be developed in all women's voices in order to have a complete vocal range. It also contributes the power of your voice. After working the chest voice always work some bouncing head voice exercises or do a little falsetto 'shoo". to reawaken the head voice. Some women find it very difficult to activate the chest voice. If that is your case, when we have your free consultation I may decide to give you some short term exercises to get the chest voice working. I Won't put them on this CD because they are rather radical and should only be utilized until the chest voice appears. If you have no trouble makeing a solid sound in the chest voice you can begin using the Blending exercises. You will probably want to discuss this with me before you begin to use these exercises.