BAST founder Line Hilton joins Alexa this week to continue on from a discussion they had in Episode 62 – How to Choose the Best Vocal Exercises. This week the focus is on the larynx and finding the best vocal exercises for larynx stability.
- There are times when the height of the larynx will impede the sound and the ability to produce pitch and negotiate the transition.
- The larynx can be too high or too low, or neutral high and neutral low. The later two are quite hard and a little arbitrary to find.
- It’s very common for the larynx to track the pitch; as the singer gets higher in the melody the larynx gets higher too.
- We can sing with a higher larynx in belted coordination and still be in tune.
- To help someone with a larynx that goes too low you start with working on the singer’s awareness of the larynx, then do pitch work in a spoken style.
‘Most singers don’t even realise they can control the height of their larynx’
‘Ask your students to notice what’s happening while they’re singing, awareness is the first step’
‘This is how it should feel and I can feel where it is’
‘Many singer are not tuned into the feeling of singing’
Relevant Links & Mentions:
- Singing Teachers Talk Podcast: Ep 62 – How to Choose the Best Vocal Exercises with Line Hilton: open.spotify.com/episode/4dWJ0kU0g65yJIpgVVWP6I?si=a62fc2bfd4ac4381
- David Phelps: davidphelps.com
- Kerrie Obert: obertvoicestudios.com
- Singing Teachers Talk Podcast: Ep 59 – Top Tongue Tips for Boosting High-Frequency Energy with Kerrie Obert: open.spotify.com/episode/1P8K7Ys9gpeCaT2eUqIQQX?si=0a000c384b414171
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