Dixon Posted August 27, 2011 Share Posted August 27, 2011 I had an immensely helpful lesson with Robert the other day. In it, I really got hung up on lowering my larynx properly on higher notes. I started to make some progress, but not a terribly large amount. With fingers on larynx, I didn't feel it lower when I engaged the muscles in my tongue against the teeth. We did this a few times and I kind of felt like I got it, but it was subtle and I didn't get much further in the exercises. If anything my larynx seemed to raise or a slight tilt (which i guess may actually be what is meant by lowered?). I understand it is possible to leverage the tongue without lowering the larynx, I just don't know what I'm doing that prevents it, or if it is happening and I just can't tell. Is it likely that I've got other muscles couneracting this effect? I am fighting a lot of tension when I phonate. Am i just not doing i right? I'm just pushing the top of my tongue against the back of those bottom teeth and not worrying about arching my tongue, or am I using them as the fulcrum of a lever to get my tongue to do acrobatic contortions? This (the tongue leveraging and lower of the larynx) is the element of my onset that I will be focusing on until my next lesson with Robert, and I wanted to get multiple perspectives on this element. Look forward to perspectives from anyone! Thanks, Dixon Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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