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PRACTICAL APPLICATION

TUNING VS MODIFICATION

TUNING VS MODIFICATION

Modification

is changing the vowel as a single unit

TUNING VS MODIFICATION

Modification
Tuning

is changing the vowel as a single unit

is precise adjustments of both individual resonators

FORMANT REQUIREMENTS

FORMANT REQUIREMENTS
Low

chest needs high F1

FORMANT REQUIREMENTS
Low

chest needs high F1

Upper

chest needs lower F1

FORMANT REQUIREMENTS
Low

chest needs high F1

Upper

chest needs lower F1

Primary

bridge or Mix requires lower F1 and F2

FORMANT REQUIREMENTS
Low

chest needs high F1

Upper

chest needs lower F1

Primary
Head

bridge or Mix requires lower F1 and F2

voice needs higher F2

FORMANT REQUIREMENTS
Low

chest needs high F1

Upper

chest needs lower F1

Primary
Head
F2

bridge or Mix requires lower F1 and F2

voice needs higher F2

continues to raise for robust singing

FORMANT REQUIREMENTS
Low

chest needs high F1

Upper

chest needs lower F1

Primary
Head

bridge or Mix requires lower F1 and F2

voice needs higher F2

F2

continues to raise for robust singing

F2

can lower for more lyric singing

RECAP

RECAP
Lip

rounding lowers all formants

RECAP
Lip

rounding lowers all formants

Lip

widening raises all formants

RECAP
Lip

rounding lowers all formants

Lip

widening raises all formants

Jaw

dropping raises F1

RECAP
Lip

rounding lowers all formants

Lip

widening raises all formants

Jaw

dropping raises F1

Larynx

lowering drops F1 - larynx rising raises F1

RECAP
Lip

rounding lowers all formants

Lip

widening raises all formants

Jaw

dropping raises F1

Larynx

lowering drops F1 - larynx rising raises F1

Tongue

forward lowers F1, raises F2

RECAP
Lip

rounding lowers all formants

Lip

widening raises all formants

Jaw

dropping raises F1

Larynx

lowering drops F1 - larynx rising raises F1

Tongue

forward lowers F1, raises F2

Tongue

back raises F1, lowers F2

VOWEL FAMILIES

VOWEL FAMILIES

Forward

vowels- tongue adjustment

VOWEL FAMILIES

Forward
Back

vowels- tongue adjustment

vowels - Lip adjustment

FORMANT ADJUSTMENTS

FORMANT ADJUSTMENTS
Chest

- higher larynx, wider lips

FORMANT ADJUSTMENTS
Chest

- higher larynx, wider lips

Upper

Chest through Primary Bridge - lower larynx, rounded

lips

FORMANT ADJUSTMENTS
Chest

- higher larynx, wider lips

Upper

Chest through Primary Bridge - lower larynx, rounded

lips

Bridge

to Head Voice - larynx stabilized, drop jaw, widen lips


and/or move tongue forward

OVER-NARROW VOWELS

OVER-NARROW VOWELS

F2

is too low - missing the correct Harmonic

OVER-NARROW VOWELS

F2

is too low - missing the correct Harmonic

F2

is on wrong Harmonic or falls between

OVER-NARROW VOWELS

F2

is too low - missing the correct Harmonic

F2

is on wrong Harmonic or falls between

Lack

of energy sent to vocal cords - squeezing and imbalance

CORNER VOWELS

CORNER VOWELS
OO, EE

and AW

CORNER VOWELS
OO, EE
Most

and AW

extreme tongue positions

CORNER VOWELS
OO, EE
Most
EE

and AW

extreme tongue positions

- tongue high and forward

CORNER VOWELS
OO, EE
Most
EE

and AW

extreme tongue positions

- tongue high and forward

OO

- tongue high and back

CORNER VOWELS
OO, EE
Most
EE

and AW

extreme tongue positions

- tongue high and forward

OO

- tongue high and back

AW

- tongue low and back

CORNER VOWELS
OO, EE
Most
EE

and AW

extreme tongue positions

- tongue high and forward

OO

- tongue high and back

AW

- tongue low and back

Need

to be brought to Center

OO AND EE VOWELS

OO AND EE VOWELS

Actually

need to open in the transition

OO AND EE VOWELS

Actually
F2

need to open in the transition

is not tuned

OO AND EE VOWELS

Actually

need to open in the transition

F2

is not tuned

F2

is too high on EE

OO AND EE VOWELS

Actually

need to open in the transition

F2

is not tuned

F2

is too high on EE

F2

is too low on OO

TUNING EXERCISES

LOWER CHEST

LOWER CHEST

LOWER CHEST
Tune

F1 with AH

LOWER CHEST
Tune

F1 with AH

Then

tune in F2

LOWER CHEST
Tune

F1 with AH

Then

tune in F2

AH-OO

LOWER CHEST
Tune

F1 with AH

Then

tune in F2

AH-OO
AH

-E

LOWER CHEST
Tune

F1 with AH

Then

tune in F2

AH-OO
AH

-E

AH-UH

UPPER CHEST

UPPER CHEST

Tune

F1 with AW

TRANSITION

TRANSITION

Tune

F1 with UH

TRANSITION

Tune
F2

F1 with UH

will need to be relatively low

HEAD VOICE

HEAD VOICE

Tune

F1 with OUH as in book

HEAD VOICE

Tune
Jaw

F1 with OUH as in book

drop to raise F1

HEAD VOICE

Tune
Jaw
F2

F1 with OUH as in book

drop to raise F1

needs to rise for robust sound

HEAD VOICE

Tune
Jaw
F2

F1 with OUH as in book

drop to raise F1

needs to rise for robust sound

Raise

F2 with lip and tongue adjustments

ADVANCED HEAD VOICE


STRATEGIES

ADVANCED HEAD VOICE


STRATEGIES

Use

tongue movement on Back Vowels

ADVANCED HEAD VOICE


STRATEGIES

Use

tongue movement on Back Vowels

Use

lip movement on Front Vowels

DIPHTHONGS

DIPHTHONGS

Narrow

to wider vowels

DIPHTHONGS

Narrow

to wider vowels

Way, Wow, Woah, Wee, etc.

DIPHTHONGS

Narrow

to wider vowels

Way, Wow, Woah, Wee, etc.


Instantly

lowers F1

DIPHTHONGS

Narrow

to wider vowels

Way, Wow, Woah, Wee, etc.


Instantly
Allows

lowers F1

the singer to feel F2 tuning

SONG APPLICATION

ORIGINAL LYRIC FRAGMENTS

ORIGINAL LYRIC FRAGMENTS


Use

words that are friendly to each register

ORIGINAL LYRIC FRAGMENTS


Use

words that are friendly to each register

AH

words for chest

ORIGINAL LYRIC FRAGMENTS


Use

words that are friendly to each register

AH

words for chest

UH

for bridge

ORIGINAL LYRIC FRAGMENTS


Use

words that are friendly to each register

AH

words for chest

UH

for bridge

That

fat cat sat

ORIGINAL LYRIC FRAGMENTS


Use

words that are friendly to each register

AH

words for chest

UH

for bridge

That

fat cat sat

Love

does wonders

SONG LYRIC FRAGMENTS

SONG LYRIC FRAGMENTS

Isolate

passages

SONG LYRIC FRAGMENTS

Isolate
Turn

passages

it into an exercise moving on half-steps

WORD ADJUSTMENTS

WORD ADJUSTMENTS
All or I - Widest

Back Vowel

WORD ADJUSTMENTS
All or I - Widest
Low

Chest - AH

Back Vowel

WORD ADJUSTMENTS
All or I - Widest
Low

Chest - AH

Upper

Chest - AW

Back Vowel

WORD ADJUSTMENTS
All or I - Widest
Low

Chest - AH

Upper

Chest - AW

Transition

- UH

Back Vowel

WORD ADJUSTMENTS
All or I - Widest
Low

Back Vowel

Chest - AH

Upper

Chest - AW

Transition
Head

- UH

- Fraction UH/AW

WORD ADJUSTMENTS
All or I - Widest
Low

Chest - AH

Upper

Chest - AW

Transition
Head
Lip

Back Vowel

- UH

- Fraction UH/AW

movement adjusts Formants - tongue can also be adjusted

WORD ADJUSTMENTS

WORD ADJUSTMENTS
That - Widest

Front Vowel

WORD ADJUSTMENTS
That - Widest
Low

Front Vowel

Chest - that

WORD ADJUSTMENTS
That - Widest
Low

Front Vowel

Chest - that

Transition

- thet

WORD ADJUSTMENTS
That - Widest
Low

Front Vowel

Chest - that

Transition
Head

- thet

- Fraction UH/IH

WORD ADJUSTMENTS
That - Widest
Low

Front Vowel

Chest - that

Transition
Head

- thet

- Fraction UH/IH

Tongue

movement adjust Formants - lips can also be adjusted

NON-STATIC VOWELS

NON-STATIC VOWELS

The

Fundamental and Harmonics move every half-step

NON-STATIC VOWELS

The

Fundamental and Harmonics move every half-step

Adjustments

on every note - especially in Transition and Head

NON-STATIC VOWELS

The

Fundamental and Harmonics move every half-step

Adjustments
Slow

on every note - especially in Transition and Head

down vocal riffs and tune each note

VOWEL ISOLATION

VOWEL ISOLATION

Remove

Consonants

VOWEL ISOLATION

Remove
Slow

Consonants

down and tune each vowel transition

RECAP

RECAP

Vowels

are TWO resonances (Formants) blended together

RECAP

Vowels
F1

are TWO resonances (Formants) blended together

and F2 each tune separately

RECAP

Vowels
F1

are TWO resonances (Formants) blended together

and F2 each tune separately

F1/H2

is the hardest tuning to break

RESOURCES

RESOURCES

Resonance

In Singing by Dr. Donald Miller

RESOURCES

Resonance

In Singing by Dr. Donald Miller

www.voiceinsideview.com

RESOURCES

RESOURCES

Teaching

Good Singing by Dean Kaelin with Dr. Hubert Noe

RESOURCES

Teaching

Good Singing by Dean Kaelin with Dr. Hubert Noe

www.deankaelin.com

RESOURCES

RESOURCES

Dr. Ingo Titze

- The National Center for Voice and Speech

RESOURCES

Dr. Ingo Titze

- The National Center for Voice and Speech

www.ncvs.org

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