The Technical Commands

Mastering Vocal Production

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"YAY! I don't worry if my voice will work tonight!"

Most performers live in constant fear that their voice won't function when they need it.  

 

Students who have mastered the Technical Commands are able to perform nine times a week without losing their voice and without vocal rest.

 

Science is our bridge to vocal confidence and endurance.

Learning the Technical Commands leads to:

  • Predictable and consistent high notes

  • The ability to project: to belt or have a chest voice.

  • Head-Legit-mix voice using different resonance /styles.

  • No cracking thought range.

  • No more tension or hoarseness in the throat.

  • The choice to sing with a nasal or non-nasal sound.

  • Absolute control of air; ability to sustain long phrases

  • Over two-octave range.

  • Dynamic and volume control.

  • The ability to have endurance and stamina.

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  The Technical Commands

POSTURE: 

Correct

POSTURE: 

Incorrect

Posture: Standing up

Inhalation: Into six areas

Exhalation: Step 1: Abdominal muscles

Throat: Entire Circumference

Soft Palate, Uvula, Pharyngeal areas

Tongue: Tip/Front Circumference

Tongue back

Exhaltion Step 2: Lumbar spine, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles down and out.

Jaw Swivel

Singing High Notes:

You will learn the location and function of the Cricothyroid muscle (CT) for the stretching the vocal folds for upper ranges/head voice. 

Singing Low Notes:

You will learn the location and function of the Thyroarytenoid muscle (TA). It must be located and strengthened for the lower/chest/belt ranges.

Formation of Vowels: Formed with the front middle of the tongue

Formation of Consonants: Formed with lips and tip of the tongue

TONGUE PLACEMENT: 

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HIGH NOTES:

The CT tilt

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