How to achieve the ‘perfect’ petites chorus?
Petite singers are just the tip of the petite singing iceberg, says a new study.
Petite and medium-sized singers are all over the map, says singer and director of the Petite Singing Research Institute at the University of Western Australia, Karen Stadler.
“It’s really hard to get a true petite singe in Australia,” Ms Stadlers says.
“[But] you can probably get a medium-size singer to sing in a petite voice, or even an actress to sing the role of the singer.”
Petite singers can sing in many styles, ranging from traditional folk songs to pop and hip-hop to country.
Many petite singers have been able to play the role in various genres of music.
For example, singer-songwriter Kelly MacDermody has a number of hits with her vocals and is known for her singing voice, but her Petite Songing is a pop song.
Dr Stadlander says there are many reasons why petite voices can sound great, from the way the vocal chords move when the voice is played, to the way people talk in them.
The ‘right’ sound is the right voice, not the best voice, she says.
Dr Stadling says that most singers would like to sing more and better than what they can sing now, but there are some vocal characteristics that can be changed to achieve a better sound.
It’s a skill to learn, but it’s a really challenging one, says Dr Staddler.
“We know that singers have different vocal systems and different techniques and they’re able to make it work.”
So what is it?
It’s a matter of how we develop those skills, which is different from whether we’re able or not to do it.
How do you improve your voice?
Dr Stendler says that there are several ways to achieve petite quality.
One is to have your voice strengthened with vocal exercises and treatments, which involve strengthening the muscles of your neck and neck muscles.
Another is to listen to the voice of your favourite artists.
She says that you can find out what a singer’s voice sounds like through listening to recordings of their songs.
If you want to know how to improve your petiteness, Dr Stadsler says to practice singing with your arms extended behind your head, as you would a normal person’s voice.
And finally, there are vocal training programmes, which focus on strengthening the strength of the neck muscles and neck bones and can help you improve vocal quality.
Dr Chantilly says the best way to achieve good petite is to keep practising and to keep learning.