Using Different Textures in Your Voice | Singing Lessons

Using Different Textures in Your Voice | Singing Lessons

Hi. I’m Anya Singleton. We’re going to talk about how to use different
textures in your voice. When you talk about textures in your voice,
what does that mean? I think
the best way to describe that is textures are if you think of a canvas and
you have 5 different colors of paint, and you really love yellow. Yellow is
very bright and it’s eye-catching so you put that on the canvas first. Maybe you’re in a little bit more of a reflective
mood and you want to make it green, so you bring in some blue. Where the blue and the yellow meet,
you have green, and that’s the tranquil part of the painting. Where the
yellow is, it’s bright and exciting and where the blue is, it’s calming and
flowy, let’s say. When you’re thinking about using textures
in your voice, we talk about the toolbox; that’s exactly the same idea. If I want to sing a certain song,
and the song is ‘Goodnight, My Someone’ from ‘The Music Man’, there are
different parts of that that I might wish to illustrate, and I’m going to
want to sing them a little differently, depending on what the song means. For the first part of the song, I might want
to make it a little brighter, a little more, ‘Here’s how I feel about you. I love you. I feel strongly’. Then it’s a lullaby, so I’m going to want
to bring it down a little bit and make it a little softer and a little more
tranquil, just like the green in the painting. Then I’m going to end on a very soothing note
because this is me longing for love. You want to think about how are you going
to use parts of your voice to illustrate what the song is about? I think that is the most important thing
about using textures in your voice.

Comments (11)


  2. Shouldn't it be tone colour/quality or timbre instead of texture?

  3. Sorry but I didnt learn anything. 🙁

  4. I get it, thank you 😀

  5. Not useful. I thot she wud sing n show us an example or smthin.

  6. i hate that they explain it but they dont show you how to do it

  7. This is ridiculous there is no demonstration

  8. *24hourslater*
    10th LOLOLOLOL

  9. didn't touch the piano once lol

  10. I wish you could explain it better than that, but it is good.

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