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Singing In Tune

by Fred King, international coach

(from Dundalk Md Charivari, Tom Wheatley, editor)

Chapter 3

The resonating cavities can be fully utilized only when the throat is relaxed, open and the upper throat arched in a high palate position. The mouth is best used as a resonance chamber when all the muscles, including the tongue, are relaxed and the cavity of the mouth is enlarged. The naso-pharynx and the nasal cavity are most effectively used when a slight opening between the oropharynx and the nasopharynx is maintained, thus allowing an extension of the vibrating column of air emanating from the larynx. The feeling involved in this is similar to yawning.

If the resonance is closed, muffled, nasal, or pinched, as the result of partially closed resonators, the singer will tend to flat. Let's take the first three areas covered and make up an expression which holds true to a great degree.

Alert Posture + Accurate Hearing + High Arched Tone Utilizing the Resonators = No Flatting

Next month, we'll get into more of the discussion of control aspects needed for good singing.

To Tuning Chapter Four

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