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Vowel modification on lone I

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I just got Ken Tamplin DVDs, I'm going through volume 1 now, I've only been doing it for a couple of weeks(which has already benefited me) but I'm a little confused on the vowel modifications, or more specifically on a long I, since he says that the only exception is Oo and Ee, but no mention of I. Do you modify it like Ah, or Ee, or what?

Thanks for the help.

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Yes, as in private. Just realized I made a typo in the title(should have been "long I")

I don't believe it was mentioned at least in the 1st volume, but after watching it and realizing that it wasn't covered it got me wondering.

That's the reason it is confusing me, because its seems like a mix of ah and ee.

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Yes, as in private. Just realized I made a typo in the title(should have been "long I")

I don't believe it was mentioned at least in the 1st volume, but after watching it and realizing that it wasn't covered it got me wondering.

That's the reason it is confusing me, because its seems like a mix of ah and ee.

that's what i was saying..it's a dipthong, a sound consisting of two vowels in one syllable.

in this case "i" is composed of "ah" and "ee."

when you sing words like "my", "cry", "mine", "time", "bye", you're singing "ah" and "ee" but you will place more emphasis on the "ah" vowel rather than the "ee."

the "ah" is an open vowel which helps keep the breath flowing and the throat open, where the "ee" is a closed vowel. hope i've helped.

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  • 10 months later...

cheers for the response Owen, I think there is a lot to be said (obviously) for just letting your ears be your guide when possible rather than following rules. But a lot of people on this site have spoken about vowel tables so I don't want to think Im not aware of something important.

Zed

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