How to Sing Better
How to Sing Better By Keeping Tension Out of the Larynx
It is from the larynx where the tones you produce while singing are created. Here is the process by which sound is produced…
- In preparation to sing, the brain sends a signal to the vocal folds to fold shut.
- Air flows upward into the larynx from the lungs
- Air rises up from the lungs
- Pressure (called “subglottic pressure”) builds up inside the larynx causing the vocal cords to vibrate.
Let me describe what a larynx looks like: Try to feel your larynx by placing your finger lightly over the base of your throat. As you yawn, your larynx moves down. As you swallow, your larynx moves up. If the larynx is in a lower position, this means that your throat is open, allowing for unrestricted air flow which is necessary for the creation of solid and full tones.
Producing the Best Tones
The two main factors that have a direct effect on singing are the position of the larynx and the subglottic pressure. By learning how to keep the larynx in the lower or central positions and regulate air flow to the vocal cords, you will be able to sing better.
Tension in the larynx causes complete closure of the vocal folds as subglottic pressure builds up. As pressure increases, the folds burst open, creating a clicking nose before you could even produce a single tone. This odd sound is termed as a “glottal attack”, which again occurs before the production of a tone. The term is appropriate because subglottic pressure attacks your vocal cords and prevents smooth air flow through the larynx. From this alone, you can surmise the big role that the larynx plays in tone quality.
There are also a few additional things that you should remember if you want to produce the best vocal tones…
- Poor posture makes it unable for the vocal cords to close properly, causing air to escape.
- The vocal cords can be seriously damaged by repeated glottal attacks.
- Tension in the supporting muscles of the larynx causes improper functioning of the vocal cords, leading to the production of inferior tones.
- A larynx pushed into an upward position will produce nasal tones.
- Too much air flow through the vocal cords produces breathy sounds.
As you can see, the quality of tones that you produce is largely because of the larynx.
Control Your Vocal Apparatus
Most individuals mistakenly believe that it is impossible to control the vocal cords. However, even the position of the head can affect proper opening and closing of the vocal folds. This can be remedied by observing good posture at all times.
Maintaining the larynx’s position in the lower part of the throat can be achieved by keeping the head up and straight, so that proper alignment of the neck and spine is attained. Relax your jaw and avoid tightening the muscles around the larynx to prevent tension in the vocal cords.
There is a lot more to learning how to sing better than just creating the right notes. Good singers should be aware of the various anatomical components, including the larynx, and how they could use them to improve their singing.
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