Head - Full - Falsetto - Reinforced Falsetto in Mass singing (Tenor)
Date: April 15, 2015
I'm new to choral music (2 years) and to singing but have been taking lessons for over a year now so I'm not a rank beginner. I am a light tenor with a usable range of G2 - G#4 (full) and A4-C4 (head). I am running into a problem navigating the passagio (suprise) in the tenor lines of choral Mass works. The training I've received so far has taught the concept of entering the head voice early in a phrase that will peak (for me) above a G4 and I can do that effectively.
The problem is that a lot of times it's expected that a G#4 or A4 should be sung at a piano level. Though I have had some success taking down the volume of my head voice notes, getting them to piano is a tall order. Also, they sound "opera-y" not church boy "tenor-y".
So my question is, will I eventually get to a smooth passagio transition where even the A4 or Bb4 will be light and soft enough to be considered piano or should I switch to a falsetto or reinforced falsetto (to keep the ping) since those registers are naturaly quieter?
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