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     That is a good question. Are you teaching people how to sing better or giving a class on vocal pedagogy? It seems to me that people who want to sing better do not care about the physiology and teachers do not want to use it for training purposes. They seem to feel that maybe knowing about the physiology may help them as teachers but the physiology may hinder progress in the actual vocal production of students. Feeling and doing are better than knowing what causes the outcome.

   This is not my own opinion but it seems to be the general consensus when trying to get people to discuss anatomy and physiology involved in singing. 

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On 11/8/2019 at 6:39 PM, richieray said:

What is the best way to talk about the anatomy and physiology of the voice (to any age from elementary-adults) while keeping students engaged? 

      How about expanding on this? You asked the question but have not responded to a reply. A forum needs interaction and a back and forth of opinions and ideas. There is not going to be a definitive answer. How to approach teaching of a subject to appeal to an audience needs input from both sides. 

      At this point it seems that you do not even want to approach the subject when there is one who will ask questions or give an opinion. I think that the subject is fascinating but even on this forum where people want to get tips and find ways to improve, they want to skip over what makes the voice work and how to gain control over it from a physical standpoint.

     Are you a singer? A teacher? A Scientist? An independent researcher? Do you yourself understand the anatomy and the physics involved in singing? Or are you wanting information to understand it yourself?

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On 11/8/2019 at 6:39 PM, richieray said:

What is the best way to talk about the anatomy and physiology of the voice (to any age from elementary-adults) while keeping students engaged? 

Can we discuss the anatomy and physiology of the singing voice?

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On 11/8/2019 at 6:39 PM, richieray said:

What is the best way to talk about the anatomy and physiology of the voice (to any age from elementary-adults) while keeping students engaged? 

Although nobody else seems interested, I would like to hear your thoughts on the anatomy involved in singing. Maybe you have some insights that have been overlooked.

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4 hours ago, Kevbill95 said:

Anatomy is interesting if you ask me.

       So, what are your thoughts? Would you rather have someone guide you in singing by saying things like Bring the sound forward, feel the tone going through the top of your skull, or say things like "You are swallowing your tongue," Dampen the Larynx(a slightly downward and backward pressure on the larynx), Lift your soft palate". Do you know what any of these things do to the sound of your voice? 

       

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Judging by what is happening in the world, for today's mind set, you are correct. Facts have nothing to do with truth and opinions and feelings govern reality. Just like everything else, this to will pass. After the train wrecks, the railroad will be rebuilt.

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