Welcome to The Naked Vocalist singing podcast. Whether you are a pro singer, novice, a performer or a vocal coach, there’s something in here for you. Today is all about the tongue tension and placement in singing! We discuss why it needs to be more of a priority when it comes to voice training.
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Tongue Tension Tips
7:16 – Why should I pay attention to my tongue? It’s right in the middle of our instrument, so what is its effect on the voice?
9:10 – What happens with the tongue bio-mechanically and how it can can hinder vocals.
12:42 – How do I know if I’ve got tongue tension? Chris points out some ways you can spot tongue tension in your voice.
14:45 – What can I do to release tongue tension? We describe some easy ways on how to ease tongue tension, including stretching and massage.
24:25 secs How can I manage my tongue in songs? Learn the tricks of tongue placement through other vowels.
28:34 secs When should I engage my tongue, if at all?
35:49 secs How do I actually get my tongue out? Exercises and strategies to get the tongue out of the mouth and rid yourself of nasality when singing.
43:47 secs Our amazing video of the week… a little bit of Hamilton musical!
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