Guest Posted April 15, 2013 Share Posted April 15, 2013 Hey everyone, I think we should make a point of applicable singing techniques. Out of a book of 5000 pages the singer may only find 5 of those pages useful... applicable. This talk on formants confuses me, I am somewhere between baritone and tenor and also can get away with falsetto range. I do not know too much about the terminology but I do know that the throat is a resonator and the mouth is a resonator also there is the singers formant which one may relate to nasal resonance. Now if someone actually has EXPERIENCE with this please respond to the thread. The older successful singers used to "tune" their formants but I do know that different tenors do it different ways. Let's keep in mind that regardless of if you are a bass, baritone, or tenor you CAN sing those "money notes" although it will sound different. We're talking about what happens in some voices during the passaggio. The PRIMITIVE reflex is to use the throat (think chesty) resonator all the way up the scale.... which is not helpful at all. I realized recently that SHIFTING the muscular control to the mouth resonator up the passaggio "cushions" my voice for the head voice. Meaning before I would never open my mouth as much as I could out of fear that I would sing "too open" and crush the notes. HOWEVER.... during this whole time where the mouth resonator seemingly takes control over the passaggio area... it's like the singers formant (think of a pure bright head voice) slowly sneaks in and there is an actual feeling of release into head voice. Can someone explain this to me and WHY tuning the voice towards the mouth resonator is more effective than using the throat (chesty boomyness). I believe it's called Eco Sonora in Bel Canto... If I keep things focussed in the throat and enough "throat space" it sort of cushions the voice for the passaggio and singers formant starts seeping in. Hopefully someone can explain the different ways of using formants for success.. particularly in the passaggio for males! Very cool stuff. The singers of the past didn't think F1, F2 they just did it intuitively lol! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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