flmason Posted July 26, 2011 Share Posted July 26, 2011 Hi All, New to singing but not young, LOL! So my interest is in the vocal sounds of Classic Rock for the most part. Twang seems to be at the center of it. However I can't find a clear explanation of how to actually do it. Here's an example of what I mean by clear, (as opposed to so technical I don't know what they mean...), but from the art of impressionists. I once had someone good at "voices" tell me these methods, which I can actually execute: 1) "Thruston Howell III" - Push your lower jaw out so that your bottom teeth are beyond your upper teeth, speak in a low voice, learn Bacaus's infectlions and accent points. 2) Kirk Douglass after he had a stroke - Push tongue to one side and hold it between your teeth. 3) Dan Ackroyd charcter "Todd" - Push jaw to side, speak in a mildly "autistic" manner. I'm afraid things like the following, though they may be technically accurate... leave me without a clue how to actually do anything: "Twang is 1 of 6 original Estillian vocal modes and 1 of 7 TVS vocal modes. Twang is characterized by a contraction of the Aryepiglottic Sphincter, Vocal Fold Closure and narrowing of the epiglottic funnel to amplify frequencies. It is a specific physiological set up or "configuration" that produces a very specific kind of phonation." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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