October 22, 2013

Falsetto is NOT Your Head Voice! | Music Lesson Tips

Falsetto is NOT Your Head Voice!

Robert Lunte
Submitted: Monday, September 9, 2013 - 10:09pm
One of the biggest points of confusion in the world of singing technique is the erroneous belief that the terms "Falsetto" and "Head Voice" mean the same thing. Sadly, far too many voice teachers also refer to the head voice as "Falsetto" and in doing so, are contributing to the confusion for their students. Falsetto is a vocal mode, head voice is a ubiquitous and popular metaphor that is used often to describe the higher register for singing. As Robert Lunte explains in this very popular video, the problem is, if students of singing think that Falsetto vocal mode is the ONLY kind of sound they can make in the head voice, then they will never do the training required to develop vocal twang in the head voice which is required to sing with 'connectivity' in the head voice. That is to say, if you want to stop sounding weak and windy in the head voice, the solution is not to avoid the head voice register, but learn how to train vocal twang in the head voice. Because Falsetto is the vocal mode the body intuitively wants to produce in the head voice, people erroneously draw the conclusion that this is the only kind of sound they can make in the head voice and thus, avoid the head voice strength and coordination work that needs to be done. Learn more about vocal modes and how to make your head voice sound huge and 'boomy' with the TVS training program titled, "The Four Pillars of Singing".