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Exercises for relaxing a tongue that keeps sticking out

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I have a tendency to stick my tongue out (briefly, without feeling it ) during singing (and speaking) which is quite annoying. Are there any exercises for relaxing it that could help me?

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Anchor the tip of your tongue to behind your bottom teeth. The bottom sides of  your tongue should rest against your back molars.  This is the resting position for your tongue. 

Ken, is this you? (an inside joke. I could not help myself.)

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2 hours ago, MDEW said:

Anchor the tip of your tongue to behind your bottom teeth. The bottom sides of  your tongue should rest against your back molars.  This is the resting position for your tongue. 

Ken, is this you? (an inside joke. I could not help myself.)

Touching the tongue to the upper molars cause even better intrinsic anchoring and helps stabilize vowel resonance. This particular tongue position helps with what I call vowel anchoring, because its easier to keep all your vowels resonating in the same spot to keep your sound color consistent throughout your range. And definitely not your front molars. I've been saying "upper back molars" a lot lately, and just want to clarify that it has nothing to do with your front molars. Those don't exist. haha!

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