How many times have you heard someone singing with an AMAZING high, clear chest voice, and felt totally blown away?
The sheer power that flows through a well-trained belt voice is undeniable. You can’t ignore it. Those hairs standing up on your arms can’t ignore it. A strong chest voice in the upper register is a serious force to be reckoned with.
But with great power… comes great responsibility.
Many young singers want to jump straight into belting right away. It’s understandable. It can also be very dangerous.
Belting in your high chest voice is a fun, healthy way to use resistance training to strengthen your vocal instrument over time. Your whole body gets involved with a true belt. It does not come from the throat, it does not sound “pushy” or forced. It’s not a matter of just jumping in and imitating your favorite pop singer. The belt is a skill that comes with careful study, time, and dedicated practice.
Solid Attack and Release Onset is a way to get the most bang for your buck on a high belt, and is a very healthy thing to do when done properly. Air pressure and resonance come together in the exact perfect way to produce unmistakable, awesome vocal power.
Training belt voice is the combination of several different building blocks which are covered fully in The Four Pillars of Singing and which can be addressed in even more depth in Private Lessons with Robert Lunte.
A vocalist needs to first study the proper way to use their vocal instrument. Once they can warm up the right way, shape their embouchure, sing in pitch, and support their sound with constant air, only then should they begin to study belting in high chest voice.
The consequences can be very serious — the potential for harm is real. There is risk involved in hitting notes like this. Belting is a powerful tool in your vocal toolbox that needs to be treated with respect and care.
Tune in here as Robert Lunte demonstrates the Attack and Release Onset and discusses some of the possible pitfalls for young singers who attempt hard glottal attacks without getting the proper foundational training first.
GET INSPIRED — WATCH THE FULL VIDEO LESSON ON CHEST VOICE ABOVE…THEN GET STARTED ON YOUR GREAT FOUNDATION WITH…THE FOUR PILLARS OF SINGING!!