Welcome to omegabone.com. There are three systems that function together to make up the voice. In this video I’ll be discussing tone production. Thank you for joining me.
So how do we make sound? Air comes from the lungs and passes through the voice box. You can see it on a man very clearly with his Adam’s apple or even see it when I swallow. [Swallows] You see it came in a little bit? And inside the voice box you have vocal folds that open to take in air, to close to keep things out of the lungs like food when you’re swallowing, and they are barely open to produce sound. The vocal folds loosen and tighten depending on the pitch, and that’s caused by the trachea opening and closing. When someone’s promising, “Oh I can extend your range, you know, a whole octave,” what they’re really doing is helping you work your extremities that you may not have worked before. You’re not really increasing, you’re not really gaining because it’s all based on anatomy. You know, men have a larger range than women because they have a bigger neck. They have more space to stretch their vocal folds. Like take two singers, Mariah Carey and Rihanna. Mariah Carey has a larger neck than Rihanna. So Mariah Carey has the ability to sing more notes than Rihanna. So all you really can do is work with what you’ve got.
But, in talking about the larynx you’re really not working it at all. This needs to be so relaxed. This should be, you don’t want to have any tension here. You don’t want to be manipulating this at all. This is so delicate, it’s so tender, let it do its thing. It knows, you know, a baby can scream and holler for an hour straight, because I promise both of mine have done that. You know, and not been hoarse and not have any kind of vocal noids or vocal fatigue with no problem. So the voice knows what to do, let it do it.
In these two exercises I want you to get a mirror with your eyes open and I want you to look at what it looks like to yawn. And I want you to be cognizant of your ears, your mouth, the back of your mouth, the front of your mouth. I want you to be cognizant of your eyes, your eyebrows, your neck, your shoulders. What does it feel like? Your lungs, I want you to feel what it feels like to yawn. I’m not going to do it because it’s rude. I don’t want you to cover your mouth, I want you to look inside your mouth, I want you to be fully aware of everything that happens. Your nostrils, behind your nostrils, your hard and soft palate. I want you to feel all of that. I then I want you to feel what it feels like to swallow. I want you to do both. And when you sing you need the same sensation as the yawn. Not for the easy notes, you don’t need that much space or that much energy. But for your top notes and your bottom notes you’re really going to need to be able to recall what your body does for a yawn. So I want you to open it all up, create as much space as you can for the yawn, and your eyes are going to water, that’s fine. But eventually you’ll get to the point where you won’t water and it won’t be so involuntary, the reflexes that happen with the yawn. So go ahead and yawn. And then I want you to swallow. [Swallows] And you see how everything closes up? You don’t want that. And you don’t want that much control over the singing, okay. But you want the space, you want the air, you want the life.
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