Tightness in the voice is a problem that accompanies many vocalists. As a rule, the higher the note, the more the voice is jammed, and the more difficult it becomes to sing further. A squeezed voice most often sounds like a scream, and this scream results in the occurrence of “kicks”, the voice breaks or, as they say, “gives a cock”. This problem is significant for the singer, so getting rid of it is not easy, but, as they say, there is nothing impossible. So, let’s talk about how to remove the constriction in the voice? PHYSIOLOGY In vocals, as in sports, everything is based on physiology. We must feel physically that we are singing correctly.
And to sing correctly means to sing freely. The correct singing position is an open yawn. How to make such a position? Just yawn! You feel that a dome has formed in your mouth, a small tongue is raised, your tongue is relaxed – this is called a yawn. The higher the sound, the more stretch the yawn, but leave the jaw in one position. So that the sound when singing is free and full, you need to sing in this position. And also, do not forget to show everyone your teeth, sing with a smile, that is, make a “bracket”, show a funny “smile”. Direct the sound through the upper palate, take it out – if the sound remains inside, it will in no case sound beautiful. Make sure that the larynx does not rise, and the ligaments are relaxed, do not press on the sound. A striking example of the right position is the performance of Polina Gagarina at Eurovision 2015, watch the video. Continue reading