Hello! Welcome to Beth Roars! I’m Beth and today I am going to be doing a vocal coach reacts to Sohyang singing Bridge Over Troubled Water Before we start, you can find me on facebook, twitter and Instagram. My handle is @bethroars Also please do check out my website www.bethroars.com where you can find in-depth singing technique blogs and you can also book a singing lesson from me I do lessons in London and online so if you live across the seas, it doesn’t really matter This has been requested a lot I watched a tiny little clip. I think it’s going to be good! Lets have a listen Wow, people love her Getting in the zone I love this really thin fold place she is in Really light, really breathy, very clear If she stays here and pushes into that it’s just not going to work. She’s not going to get any volume I can hear already on that lower note that she is starting to get a little more cord closure So that she can lean into it and make it a big sound Beautiful. Light I actually quite liked how she used her mouth there to bring the sound down, she is keeping everything quite open, in this quite light place. I don’t know if it needs to be She’s in a really light head voice sound, if she leans into it, it is just going to get super breathy. The fold will come apart. She is going to get **SINGS** We don’t want that. So, she wants more cord closure **SINGS** and that is going to put her into a place where she can belt. I think she knows to do this I think she will do it perfectly fine Straight away It’s quite Lauren Hill She has a really open space You could see where her tongue was on ‘evening’ **SINGS** Really far forward which is allowing that fuller tone **SINGS** Space. ‘ah” What is this? I mean she is around Es and Fs and she is using all that space low larynx, tongue forward, to get these high notes Now, she is thinning it out a little bit but it really is as belty and chest voicey as you can be in that place So that was full head voice Wow! She is giving herself a bit of a break in some ways it sounds very impressive but sometimes you just need to go full thin fold head voice, to give yourself a break in these **SINGS** Oh! I love that! **SINGS** She started from a closed mouth space to make it feel like tension and emotion **SINGS** with a scoop **SINGS** with these little falling scoops That was a proper mix that one Wow That was really good. The first G was a little more chest voice. As she got later on she thinned out the folds and made it a little more head voice/mix which gave her that stability to keep going there again and again flipping into head voice, then back into a full chest voice It allowed that agility through the registers She has a really open mouth and she had lovely vibrato on it **SINGS** For me, I have a smaller mouth. I need a little more closed mouth. Try it, but make sure if you are trying this song. That you are not pushing up that chest voice You actually want a super resonant mix So go for a head voice and try and find the resonance within it. A way that really helps me Is going to a crying baby sound Sounds horrible. If you can do that sound, you can do that belty mix. You find that feeling and put it back into the nicer sounding ‘ah’ and hopefully then you’ll be able to find your mix and it does take a lot of work and time and really getting to know your voice, so make sure you are spending a lot of time with it If it hurts, if it is pushed in any way you must stop. These are hard things so I do recommend going to a good voice tutor. To take you through how to mix healthily and get these big notes Thank you for watching! I hope you enjoyed. If you did please do like and subscribe. You can find me on facebook, twitter and instagram My handle is @bethroars Also do check out my website www.bethroars.com where you can find in-depth singing technique blogs and you can also book a singing lesson from me I do lessons in London and online so if you live across the seas, that is not a problem Alright. I’ll see you in the next one. Bye!