The Technical Commands

Mastering Vocal Production

"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:

  • Guaranteed high notes

  • No cracking

  • Belting--(musical theater)

  • Chest-- (classical)

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

  • No more tension/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 / volume control

  The Technical Commands

POSTURE: Command 1


POSTURE: Command 1


Command #1: Posture—Standing up

Command #2: Inhalation:

Command #3: Jaw:

Command #4: Tip/Front Circumference of the Tongue:

Command #5: Tongue back:

Command #6: Soft Palate, Uvula, Pharyngeal areas:

Command #7: Throat, Entire Circumference:

Command #8: Neck:

Command #9: Abdominal muscles lower and middle:

Command #10: Lumbar spine, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles down and out.

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



The CT tilt

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