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Hi, I'm not a singer, but for some personal reasons I need some explanations about the concept of "voice placement" and "point of resonance".

I need to learn how to resonate in the middle of the mouth.. so a middle mouth voice placement... What does that mean? and How do I do that? Do I have to move my tongue or soft palate in a certain way?

I read that singers are the only people trained to change the point of resonance, so I assume there are people here who can help me achieve this, and that's why I'm posting here.

Thank you so much

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Hi, I'm not a singer, but for some personal reasons I need some explanations about the concept of "voice placement" and "point of resonance".

I need to learn how to resonate in the middle of the mouth.. so a middle mouth voice placement... What does that mean? and How do I do that? Do I have to move my tongue or soft palate in a certain way?

I read that singers are the only people trained to change the point of resonance, so I assume there are people here who can help me achieve this, and that's why I'm posting here.

Boraz: So, you'd like not only to have explanations, but also to learn how to use your voice this way. Here you go...

The sensation of vibration in the mouth and elsewhere in the head can be quite strong when the vocal tone contains energetic high harmonics. While not everyone senses them, when present these sensations can be an indication of the efficiency and energy of the tone, and change apparent locations based on note and vowel.

To start learning where your own voice has such sensations, the easiest way to start is with some consonants. Use the voiced TH in the word 'Thee'. In a comfortable part of your range, say that th sound fairly loudly and sustain it while placing an index finger on the bridge of your nose, and the palm of your other hand on the crown of your head. You will very likely feel the vibration on both hands. Make that sound again, while shaping the interior of your mouth for the vowels ee, ay, ah, oh and oo, then the vowels ih, eh, a (as in cat) uh and oe (as in foot) . One of these 10 vowels will give you stronger sensations on your hands than the others. When you have determined which one that is, continue on to the next step.

Use the TH and the vowel with most vibration, to sing a syllable. Sustain the voiced TH for a couple seconds, and then let your jaw drop very slowly about 1 inch. As the vowel begins, extend your awareness into the space of your mouth, and determine where (if anywhere) you feel vibration. As you continue to drop your jaw, the sensation (and the vowel) will change in character. A substantial vocal sound will result at or before the time you get to the 1" drop. Depending on which vowel is most resonant for you, the syllable will be

THEE

THAY

THAH

THO

THOO

THIH

THEH

THA (like in the word that)

THUH

THOO (rhymes with foot)

That should get you started.

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