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Have you ever wondered why a voice cracks when a singer tries to hit a high note? There can be several reasons actually, but…..the most common one is this.
When words start with an aspirate, or unvoiced consonant, it causes the vocal cords to come apart for a split second before closing again. On occasion, the airflow is too strong during the aspiration and it doesn’t allow the cords to close right away.
So if you substitute a voiced consonant instead, you’ll find that the cords will close before the air is released, allowing more control in those upper notes.
When you are singing the word TAKE, The “T” is unvoiced. If you substitute a “D” instead and sing DAKE, the cords will close properly and in context of the phrase, the listener never realizes that you changed it. They do notice that you sang the note without cracking and that’s the most important part.
Some other examples are:
Substitute “G” for “C” or “K”.
Substitute “V” for “F”.
There are several, but these give you a few examples to try when singing the notes past your passaggio, or break.
Give it a try!!!