Problems with Tone Quality:

• Is my sound too airy?
• Chord closure needed or too much air being pushed?
• Is my sound shrilled?
• How are my register shifts?
• Tension in my neck?
• Tension in my life?

The prettiest sounds are the ones produced with ease—those sounds which allow both the oral and nasal cavity to resonate/ ring.

Possible solution:

• Does humming the passage come easily?
• Can I move to an open humming “ng” position? Hung…ng…ng
• How is the passage now?

Why does this help?

This position tends to release the swallowing muscles, as well as the root and back of tongue. In turn allowing free access to both the oral and nasal cavity.

Try it!

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