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A good thing I tried that I've JUST remembered that may also help me with my throat tension is what Bob (VideoHere) posted a while back.

Sing/Vocalise as if your vocal cords were in your soft palate, the roof of your mouth.

This relieved some tension awhile back, never thought of it recently.

Also helps you get that top down feeling.

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Should this theory also be applied to exercises too?

I tried doing this for for the lip trill, but I can't help but feel like the sound is coming from my throat

give this one a try....

sing an "ng" (like in the word "sing" or "hung"). feel and get a sense where the air is (it should be focused in the nasal area)...and then while you continue to make that "ng" sound turn to doing the lip bubble and keep the sound focused higher...don't let the sound fall down into the throat. .

this might be what you need to place the sound up higher getting it out of the throat.

let me know.

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give this one a try....

sing an "ng" (like in the word "sing" or "hung"). feel and get a sense where the air is (it should be focused in the nasal area)...and then while you continue to make that "ng" sound turn to doing the lip bubble and keep the sound focused higher...don't let the sound fall down into the throat. .

this might be what you need to place the sound up higher getting it out of the throat.

let me know.

I think it worked! I'll post a sound clip later just to be sure..also, should my lips be making as little movement as possible doing the lip bubble?

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Kind of off topic, but still on the lines of lip bubbles.

Does the lip size affect the way the lip bubbles are done? In terms of bubbles per second and looseness of the lips?

Only reason I ask if because I am mixed race (Caribbean and White) and my lips are fairly large and I fine they are rather loose and bounce around a lot. Should I just roll with this or try and make corrections? Like if I make the sound dopey it feels as if I'm forcing my lips to become pushed out rather than the tone.

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nu, nu, nu!! that's indicative of held tension and constriction!

you want to strive for the following:

a nice, floppy, even, relaxed, lip bubble that doesn't need additional push or volume to get higher or lower.

as i mentioned before, a lip bubble is not only a great little range builder, but it acts like a barometer of your vocal skills.

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Well, I do sort of feel the twang - or what I guess is my twang - as I enter my middle voice, a little above the cords, a sense of trying to preserve shape in the vocal tract. I've never felt my voice exhausted or hurting afterwards.

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Is 'singing with no throat' technique trying to singing with an open throat? If so you could possibly take the approach of not thinking to hard about opening your throat. Instead if you concentrate on tongue position, posture, facial posture, raising soft palette, jaw and lips then hopefully these things will be all you need to sing with a lowered larynx and open throat. Often trying too hard to open the throat can cause more tension

Try this exercise:

1. Make an 'uh' sound a few times and take note of how it feels

2. follow it by an 'ah' vowel trying to keep the same feeling as the 'uh'

3. Keep practicing uh - ah - uh - ah

4. move on to other vowels (e.g uh - eh - uh - eh) still trying to keep the same feeling

5. uh - ah - uh - eh - uh - ee - uh - oh - uh - ooh

6. Eventually you can take the 'uh' out but still think it

Hope this helps

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