keoladonaghy Posted December 11, 2009 Share Posted December 11, 2009 Aloha all. I have some linguistic training, but not enough to know that I can express this accurately, so I will ask Stephen, Robert and others more knowledgeable to correct any misstatements or misrepresentations. I understand that when speaking and singing that the sound of certain vowel is determined in part by the location of the sound/resonance in particular parts of the mouth (crude drawing here: ). When I first started with SS I noticed that my ability to vocalize some vowel sounds was more difficult than others - perhaps as much as a major third difference between ee/oo and uh/ah. As I progressed my throat got more relaxed, I started getting better head and pharyngeal resonance, and the interval between the vowels started closing. I'm able to hit most vowel sounds (albeit with a light sound) at B4-C5 without straining (well, on good days ). It seems that the sound of the vowel is determined almost exclusively in the shape of my mouth and I don't feel much if any movement in resonance in my chest mouth or head anymore when I switch vowel sounds. Does this sound right or do I need to make some kind of adjustment? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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