Do I have to be REALLY LOUD to get a full mixed/belted voice?



Asked by: Roberto Robertson

Is belting supposed to be loud?





WHAT IS BELTING? The term “belting” is avoided nowadays because of all the negativity and controversy over it. It was a term that referred to when singers created a loud, strong tone in a section of their voice that is usually the weaker head voice area or the vocal break between the two registers.

How do you get a fuller mixed voice?

4 Tips For Developing Your Mixed Voice

  1. START BY YAWNING. Yawning is a great way to develop a mixed voice. …
  2. HOLD YOUR NOSE! Try singing while holding your nose. …
  3. LOOSEN UP. Push your cheeks gently upwards and keep your lips loose. …
  4. TRY TO YODEL. Practice yodeling.


Is belting in mixed voice?

Belt mix occurs when the singer negotiates singing in chest voice and head voice simultaneously through the middle of the range (the part of your range above your break), hence the “mix” of the two resonators.

What should belting feel like?





In good belting, you’re singing high notes with the right balance of chest voice and head voice. And if all the high notes have a good balance of chest voice and head voice, they’ll be incredibly powerful and clear. That’s because if your vocal cords are the right thickness, you won’t strain or be flat! Cool, huh?

Is belting supposed to hurt?

Belting correctly will not feel painful, it will be comfortable. If you push and belt with pain, you are increasing your chances of losing your voice, getting vocal nodes or causing other types of permanent vocal damage.

Can you belt quietly?

Belting does not mean pushing or forcing a sound. Belting is not quiet, but it should never be forced. Belting also doesn’t mean singing loud in the head voice.

Why is mixing vocals so hard?

Mixing is hard because you have to train your ears to hear stuff you haven’t previously heard. It’s like learning an instrument. It takes patience and practice. And once you can hear all that stuff you still have to experiment a lot to have an opinion about it.

How loud should vocals be in a mix?

Thus, it is best to record vocal renditions with an average of -18 dB, assuming you are using the standard definition 24-bit. However, louder parts such as screams or breakdowns should be -10dB. This works the other way around – the loudest and quietest recordings should be at least -24 dB.



How long does it take to develop a mixed voice?

With daily practice, how long would it normally take a novice vocalist to understand and master the mixed voice technique? Definitely more than one week! Don’t worry, it will come. — One thing you might try, if you haven’t yet — sing down a scale instead of up when looking for that mix.

Is belting only in chest voice?

Those who teach belt technique argue that belt production is not purely ‘chest’ and is not created by the pulling up of chest voice into the higher part of the range – by register abuse, which would cause tensions and lead to injury – but by the use of ‘mixed’ voice qualities (a blending of chest and head resonance, or

Can you belt with head voice?

So I'm talking about the head voice. So just now I just performed a head voice belt. All right so generally speaking if you can hit a note like this the note is actually ah.



Where should my tongue be when belting?

Well, first you should learn to belt on a bright, open/mid vowel like [æ] or [ɛ]. When singing on these vowels, your tongue should be in a forward position, resting gently against the back of your bottom teeth. The middle section of your tongue should arch slightly (but not too high).

How do you relax while belting?

Now people typically think of belting they think of their chest. Voice. And you know that's pretty common but you could also use your mixed voice with that like a led zeppelin immigrant.

Why do some singers chew gum while singing?

Speaking to Rolling Stone’s Austin Scaggs in June 2003, Grohl revealed: “It’s just to keep my throat and mouth lubricated — so when I scream balls, I don’t choke and vomit.” Dave went on: “The best time for the gum is just before getting onstage.

Do teeth affect singing voice?

Vocal health is about the whole body and not just the throat. If something aches—the head, teeth, stomach, joints, feet—that can affect a singer’s focus and sound production. Emotional issues can get in the way of singing effectively.



Will braces change your voice?

Braces on their own will have less of an effect on the singing voice than the rest of the dental work that may be needed to fit them. By altering the cavity space and shape in the mouth, your voice resonates differently. Thus, a few teeth shifting slightly, won’t make a huge difference.

Do braces make you sing better?

Although brace require some adaptation, for sure, they will not affect your singing voice. After correcting your teeth, your voice will get even better. Singing is usually affected by the vocal cords, so if the vocal cords are healthy, then you shouldn’t have to worry.