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Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Afterwards, on my cycle home through the night, I cleared my throat and starting singing. I let the front and top of my mouth amplify the higher notes, I supported from my stomach area and I felt my whole upper body behind my sound. It was effortless and clear - I felt like an opera singer, yet opera singer I am not. I relaxed the back of my throat and just let it be a passage to the mouth chamber. Would you believe that this recharged me?
A few minutes of singing made me feel much better. I remember days when singing was highly draining and taxing for me... so maybe the years of practicing singing have paid off? Perhaps this is what good vocal technique should feel like - effortless, clear, fluent, strong, satisfying, efficient, smooth. It just plain feels good!
Maybe I should sing more when I talk? Or find some other way of applying some of these techniques or "feelings" to my discussions?
Anyhow, speaking of singing, here's a nice clip of Martin Sexton showing us how it's done.