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Unread 04-30-2007, 04:31 AM   #16
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open your mouth.

if you think you are


open it wider when you sing

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Unread 04-30-2007, 06:42 AM   #17
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open your mouth.

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open it wider when you sing
But you don't want to exaggerate that too much because it can cause other problems. Just relax the jaw and let it drop naturally. Feel underneath your chin to make sure the lower pallette stays soft.
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Unread 05-01-2007, 09:51 PM   #18
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open your mouth.

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open it wider when you sing
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But you don't want to exaggerate that too much because it can cause other problems. Just relax the jaw and let it drop naturally. Feel underneath your chin to make sure the lower palette stays soft.
I cant relax my jaw.... And my "lower palette" is very stiff. How can i fix this?

umm...I have this shyness thing.and i don't like singing out/loud,cuz my room is like at the end of the hall.(and everyone can hear me)
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Unread 05-01-2007, 09:54 PM   #19
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I cant relax my jaw.... And my "lower palette" is very stiff. How can i fix this?

umm...I have this shyness thing.and i don't like singing out/loud,cuz my room is like at the end of the hall.(and everyone can hear me)
Well, here's what you do. Go outside, run into the woods, sing your heart out, come back. No one has to know.
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Unread 05-01-2007, 10:04 PM   #20
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I cant relax my jaw.... And my "lower palette" is very stiff. How can i fix this?

umm...I have this shyness thing.and i don't like singing out/loud,cuz my room is like at the end of the hall.(and everyone can hear me)
If you wanna be a singer you gotta get over that...
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Unread 05-02-2007, 11:06 AM   #21
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I cant relax my jaw.... And my "lower palette" is very stiff. How can i fix this?

umm...I have this shyness thing.and i don't like singing out/loud,cuz my room is like at the end of the hall.(and everyone can hear me)
I repeat, do not try to open your mouth too wide; I don't think that was good advice.

Are you able to keep your larynx lowered and your lower palette soft on lower range notes? As you work on good vocal technique, you should be able to gradually sing higher notes without raising your larynx and tightening your throat.

First you need to find some space where you feel comfortable singing out. As long as you are holding back, you will be practicing bad technique and you will continue to have problems. Use all of the exercises in the VAT. Work on breathing first. I highly recommend getting a voice coach to help you with this.
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Unread 05-03-2007, 10:11 AM   #22
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I highly recommend getting a voice coach to help you with this.
+1. We can only give you generic advice based on what you tell us. The only way that you can really figure out what your specific problem is and overcome it is with a voice teacher/coach. Even if you only go for a few lessons it will be WELL worth the money.

There are quite a few places that teach voice around my area (i've taught at 2 thus far). Find one and ask for a few lessons. Most places will give you a free trial lesson if you ask. Or you can let them know that you will only be taking for a month and want to develop good practicing techniques.

Or go to a local college or High School and talk to the choir director. At the college level the director may even be able to point you towards some students that need some experience teaching that could help you out a lot.

At the very least, find a place where you are comfortable singing. It's hard to do. A lot of times it's in the car for me. If you are stressed or uncomfortable when you sing all the good technique in the world will be worthless to you.
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