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How to prepare for a musical audition or a vocal talent competition - What is the Belt Voice?
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Host: What is the Belt Voice? Jennifer Rutherford: Well, it is probably best described as a really full speaking voice with some pitch added. It’ a very open throated quality using a lot of air from the belt that's how they have come up with the terminology Belt Voice. You don’t want to yell when you do this. It's like speaking in a crowded room, you have to communicate to someone on the other side of the room and it’s kind of that bringing it down from the abdominal area quality that you want to use. (Demonstration) Good! Now that's basically how you’d sing a belt style of singing rather than (demonstration) which is more operatic and everybody will kind of look at you funny if you’re trying to do a pop song that way, right? So the issue with this though is when you get up to the higher notes. How do you make them work? Because when you’re doing Opera, voice goes right up into the head and it’s no problem when you are doing a high note. You always want to make sure that you’re using that open throat especially when you’re doing the higher notes. Never strive for those high notes, never try and reach up and stretch the throat. This actually has the effect of making the larynx unable to stretch down and get those higher notes. So you want to make sure your throat is very open and full and then project from below. Let's try that now. Female: Okay. (Demonstration) Jennifer Rutherford: Good!