"A lovely beautifully produced mature timbre"- Opera Now
Tel: 079709 38661 OR 07969 880177
I teach in SIX locations. I am available for lessons from 1pm to 8pm
Broadgreen Liverpool (just off the M62)
Broad green Lane
(just off the M60)
The Methodist Church
32 Market Street,
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When I am providing Vocal Training in Manchester or Liverpool the second consideration after breathing technique is "SPACE". This sounds strange but look at a picture of the human head and you will begin to get the idea.
If you look at a cross section of the human head you will see that it is a very crowded part of your body.
The space between the back of the tongue and the soft palate - the area on this picture marked "Oral Cavity". is particularly important to singers. If the tongue is too far back we can get breathy tone or a swallowed sound. The air from the chords has to reach this area as cleanly as possible. So finding space here is very important.
To achieve this you have to gain control of the tongue and soft palate. The hard palate is that area of hard cartilage at the front of the mouth - we sometimes call it the "roof of the mouth". As that recedes to the back of the mouth it changes to a softer membrane-the soft palate- with some limited movement controlled by muscles in the head and neck.
As with breathing the following exercises are designed to firstly put you in touch with these two organs and secondly to gain some control of them.