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Dispelling Some Falsetto Falsehoods

YouTube video with captions.

See the poll thread on twitter here:

Time Stamps:

0:17 : Initial takeaways from the poll answers

0:44 : Q1: Does everyone have a falsetto?

0:55 : Q2: Is falsetto always breathy?

1:04 : Q3: Do you need more or less breath than you normally use (when not in falsetto) to vocalise in falsetto, or is breath irrelevant?

1:45 : Q4: Is it possible to speak in falsetto?

1:53 : Q5: Should you speak in falsetto?

2:30 : Q6: Is falsetto sustainable?

2:54 : Q7: Is falsetto bad/damaging for your voice?

3:25 : Q8: What is falsetto produced by?

3:54 : Talking about what falsetto is.

4:48 : Responding to Q8 in more detail

5:08 : Responding to Q3 in more detail with examples

5:35 : Examples of falsetto vs modal spoken

5:57 : Responding/referencing replies made to my question “What descriptive words would you use to describe how falsetto sounds?”

6:15: What some of the responses were

6:48 : Why these are common descriptors used

7:03 : The thought of it sounding “false”

7:25 : Talking about the voice changing/growing

7:55 : Being trained to sing in your falsetto

8:10 : Examples of falsetto vs modal sung

8:36 : Examples of modal and falsetto on the same pitch

8:40 : Talking about other vocal elements that change when in modal vs falsetto

9:02 : Don’t be afraid of your falsetto!

9:38 : Why I think exploring your falsetto can be helpful for your voice

10:26 : Online workshop