Welcome to omegabone.com. There are 3 systems that function together to make up the voice. In this video I’ll be discussing articulation. Thank you for joining me. So now that the lungs have passed the air through the voice box into the mouth, we have to deal with the articulation. What do we do with the tones once they’re here? How do we convey a message? Sometimes it’s just an Ooh, sometimes it’s just an ah, sometimes we have consonants, now how do we produce those things? You have the tongue, you have your teeth, you have the roof of your mouth which is broken into 2 parts which is also called the palate. You have the hard palate and if you run your tongue back further you have the soft palate. You have your lips, you have your nose. You have your cheeks, your forehead, you have your eyes. All of these help focus your sound. And depending on the shape of your face, that’s going to affect your sound. Just as everyone looks different, everyone’s going to have a different sound. And if you want to have the most impact with your audience you need to take advantage of your own unique sound. You don’t need to sound just like Beyonce, you don’t need to sound just like Mariah Carey. You need to sound like you. You need to look like you, you need to embrace your story, your message.
What I would like for you to focus on in this video is the placement of vowels in your mouth, A, E, I, O and U. Now, the sound of those pure vowels, not diphthongs A which is two sounds. You have the A and the E to make A. Just the pure vowel sound, just the A, just the E. Where is that in your mouth? Well the most forward sound is the E. Now, when you make the E, I don’t want E back here, I want E here. I want everything to project forward. You don’t want to lose any sound out the sides of your face. You want all your sound to be projected straight ahead. So E, and in the same place and the same position I want the Ooh. The only difference is your lips are going to be more circular. Whereas they’re more square for the E, for the Ooh you’re just going to round them a bit more. Then there’s the Eh right behind the OoH. E, Ooh, Eh. Where you lower your jaw just a little bit to make a little more space. Behind the Eh is the Oh and then the Ah. So Ah, Oh, Eh, Ooh, E. E, Ooh, Eh, Oh, Ah. Just feel where that is and feel the differences so that when you connect the vowels with consonants, you’ll know how much space you need. The higher the pitch, the more space you need. The lower the pitch, the more space you need. The extremities need a lot of space, and the pitches in the middle don’t need as much space. Because I’m speaking I don’t need to have that much space in my mouth. But if I was singing I would need to have a whole lot more.
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