Resonance adjustments and playtime

Once registration is working reasonably well, one can start trying to maximize one’s vowels, also called “optimizing resonance”, among other things. I’m defining “maximized” as: a vowel that has a strong fundamental plus strong overtones, which is subjectively called things like “full”, “rich”, “complete”,  “chiaroscuro”, “resonant”, and other positive terms that imply there is a […]

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Assumptions abound

In a Facebook forum recently a “teacher” (looking at her page I saw no qualifications) asked the question: “Can someone give me examples of popular commercially successful male singers that sing high notes other than with falsetto, with a lowered larynx and lifted soft palate and good acoustic space?” Oh my. No, I can’t, because […]

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The “Edge Mechanism”

In Singing: Personal and Performance Values in Training, Peter T. Harrison quotes Husler and Rodd-Marling and then gives further definition of the “edge mechanism”: We come therefore to the very heart and soul of the singing voice, the coup de grâce, if you like. I refer to fine muscle-bundles and fibres that Husler and Rodd-Marling […]

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