Transform Your Singing With One Small Technique | Singing Techniques
Something as easy as correctly opening your mouth will transform your voice within an instant.
This simple and effective singing technique is probably the most commonly misunderstood and underutilized game-changer when it comes to refining your sound and most singers don’t know how much it can really make all the difference.
In my opinion it is the most overlooked of all the techniques when it comes to singing, even though it is by far the most transformative.
In the singing world we refer to this as Placement, the way you ‘place’ your mouth while singing. If you take this technique on board right now you will fast track your way through so much frustration later on…
Singing techniques are like building blocks, you need to layer them one on top of the other.
MORE IS MORE
You can never open enough when it comes to singing.
Your mouth is just like a tap…. The more you open a tap, the more the water is free to flow out.
Your sound will flow out more if you open your mouth more. So open wide from the back of your throat and be careful not to lock your jaw or your mouth will get sore.
DON’T BE NOSEY
If you do not open your mouth when singing it increases the chance of the voice coming out through your nose instead.
Now I’m not sure if you have ever heard someone who sings through their nose but it is not a pleasant sound!
Make sure that the mouth and throat are wide open to eliminate a nasal tone.
Look at your mouth while you sing a song or do your warm-up and take notice of how you use it when you sing.
There are a few technique cues that will keep you on the right track:
4 STEPS TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH:
- Once again, Stand in front of a mirror.
- Open wide from the back of your throat (just like when you yawn).
- Not so open from the lips that you have a locked jaw… this will get tiring as you sing.
- Always have a smile; this will help you position the voice correctly.
HINT: Try to catch a glimpse of the back of your throat when singing. The more you can see it throughout a phrase, the better.
The more you play around with the different tones your voice creates by adjusting the mouth in the slightest ways, the more you will learn what it takes for you to achieve the best possible sound.
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