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  • Smooth out those breaks in your range
  • Remedy troublesome song phrases
  • Increase your volume
  • Improve vocal resonance?

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  1. Gigi on July 15, 2014 at 7:23 PM said:
    Wow! Thank you! This helped a lot! However, I found that the higher I go, the less buzz I feel. If I consiously put more buzz back as I do go higher, my middle range/mixed voice strengthens and sounds better, but I lose my higher notes as i go out of mixed voice into my head tones; they disappear when they were easy and free to sing. What am I doing wrong? Thanks again for this tip!
  2. Jeannie Deva on July 15, 2014 at 9:13 PM said:
    Hi Gigi! You're welcome - glad you like it! With the Nose Buzz technique, as you use it with what we'll call a more extended range, it tends to get very tiny, like a silver wire of buzz which often is felt right "behind" the nose. Remember this exercise is not about vocal strength, just about the buzz - and should not include push, force, projection of volume, etc. Also, just as an added comment, I don't use the concept of head, chest or mix - I've found them to cause singers to add mechanical maneuvers to singing that complicate free singing. :-) Let me know if I answered your question, and you're very welcome for this tip!
  3. Lorine on July 16, 2014 at 11:16 AM said:
    Thank you! This is so helpful. I have a quirky question, I noticed when I am "buzzing" I sometimes get a sensation of almost like a head rush. Its hard to explain but is it common?
  4. Jeannie Deva on July 17, 2014 at 10:38 AM said:
    Hi Lorine, You're welcome! Sensations can be unique to the individual. If the head rush is due to the buzzing, all is good and it may go away. BUT, just make sure you are not adding force or pushing the buzz into your sinuses as that would not be the correct approach. OK?
  5. JeanPaul on December 15, 2018 at 12:33 PM said:
    I should not let any air out of my nose?
  6. Studio Staff on December 17, 2018 at 5:49 PM said:
    Jean Paul, Yes, no air will come out of the nose. Be sure to match the buzz that Jeannie uses in the video. As she cautions, you produce the buzzing in the nose and not with the vocal cords.
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