Hey! I'm new here and I'd just like to say that I've been looking for active singing community sites for months now until I got here. I'm glad I did because people here seem to know so much about music and vocal pedagogy.
To start off, I've rested my voice for half a week now until I tried to sing today. I'm a big David Archuleta fan so he became one of my singing influences. I've always been amazed by his ease in his upper register (pop-music wise). So just a minute ago, I tried to sing this part of his song "Barriers" (where he hits a C5 in the syllable "Ba" and sustains a Bb4 in "ers") just for fun and to my surprise, I actually did it (!!!) without sounding too shouty and ugly. When I hit the note, it felt different from what I used to do when I go to my upper register. It's like I didn't pull too much chest to make it sound belty (probably because I'm kind of sick right now - a blessing in disguise) but yeah, I was just happy I managed to record it successfully. I hope my technique continues to improve and so does everyone else's.
Just a question, did it sound fitting to my timbre and do you think I'm a tenor? Here's another sound clip of me singing another cover of his song (for reference).
1. Stop carrying if you are a tenor. Tenor doesn't equal good high range. You can train yourself to have good high range. 2. Your timbre is fitting, don't worry about it. 3. That high part of the second recording of yours is asking for going for it instead of flipping into falsetto on "forever MORE" part. 4. You have got a beautiful voice.