It happens. Singers occasionally crack when holding a note. Usually it is due to a momentary lack of support in your abdominals. As a result your larynx pops up unexpectedly and crack, you feel like you are swallowing your throat for an instant. All in front of your audience that of course is giving you their undivided attention.
Oh and the sound that it makes… really it couldn’t be worse. One moment you are singing like an angel, the next it sounds like you swallowed a frog.
Can you recovery from it?
I don’t think so. Honestly, when you see someone perform and a crack happens, even after they have sung for an hour brilliantly, you can’t help but think of that cracking moment first when reviewing the concert can you? No, no recovery available. But you can move on quickly.
No, a crack is bad it stands out like a sore thumb. But, as a singer, YOU need to recover from it mentally so you can proceed with your concert with your held up high. Remember, it is like a model tripping on a runway, you can’t deny it ever happened, but the show MUST go on as they say. So you must gracefully proceed in front of all the people you just cracked in front of. Ah, what we singers endure!
So, do your best practicing to strengthen your stamina in your body so that you rarely ever encounter the dreaded crack moment. And then, if you do, recover instantly in front of everyone. The crack happened it is done, relax get your support grounded and continue. If not, you may crack AGAIN because you are so stressed and you are not allowing your larynx to settle back down so that you can support your lines of singing.
A good singer will rarely crack… And hopefully it only happens in a rehearsal. If you are finding that your voice cracks frequently then you need some help with your vocal technique. Get yourself to a good voice teacher or contact me for a Vocal Assessment to help you with that.
Click the following to hear a beautiful tenor have a bad day:
sad example - This guy clearly is a well-trained singer with a beautiful voice who had a very bad moment. I picked this clip because it is just audio, I didn’t want to embarrass anyone.
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