The human voice is an incredible work of God’s creation. With nothing but the air in our lungs and praise on our lips, we can make music to thank the Father for who He is and what He does.
Whether on a stage or in a pew, we have the joy and responsibility to lift up our hearts to the Lord. And I really believe that the voice of the Church, rising up in unity, is one of the most powerful doors the believer has to enter God’s presence.
For vocal leaders of worship, there is an added and humbling responsibility to use our body’s instrument to lead our family into times of praise. And while the most important part of that duty is to worship Jesus as sincerely as we can, it is imperative that we take the time to train our voices. We do this to honor the Lord and also to honor the community of believers we serve.
And one aspect of vocal musicianship that requires inspection, diligence, and training is the control and blending of our vocal registers. The ability to use both registers, the chest and head voice (or falsetto), promotes vocal health and opens up whole worlds of creativity, expression, and artistic freedom to the vocalist. This, in turn, gives more worship freedom to the congregation.
The article below, by Tim Carson, has some incredible insight for vocalists that might help to identify and deal with our vocal struggles. Take some time to read Carson’s helpful breakdown of the different registers and consider the practical exercises that identify with your needs. I think an honest examination of our singing limitations is the first step towards growth, as artists and worshippers.
Click here to read the article.
Blessings and peace to you!