21 hours ago
This aria has proven over and over the perfect acid test so to speak of whether or not my middle range is in balance. I find this exceptionally useful when gauging what I should be working on technically and in what capacity. If the voice isn't almost totally in the body, the repeated F will want to crack. When it's body-connected, the voice stays fully hooked up.
Lately, I have been mucking through retraining myself to not stretch or pull my neck upward. This is a leftover habit from some very damaging voice instruction I received, and only recently have I started to truly get to the bottom of it. In essence, everyone wants a “tall spine” for some reason, and yet no one has any real purpose for it.
My purpose for a very vertically-relaxed and widened neck set perfectly on top of the shoulders is the release of the neck muscles that connect to the back muscles. If the neck muscles are pulling the head tall, it is quite impossible to find a full range of motion in the back ribcage. The realization of the extent of this truth is only just beginning to even more fully unlock my voice.
Enjoy, and remember… You CAN solve your problems. I just takes time and commitment. 😊💜❄️☃️✨🔥
🎵 “Dagl'immortali vertici…” from Attila by G. Verdi
🌚 Day: 10 of 100
🌚 Current Date: February 17, 2019
🌞 Start Date: January 23, 2019
💫 Serious singer for over 10 years
💫 Following significant vocal breakthroughs, I decided to do the 10,000 hours of practice and 100 days of practice challenges, sharing clips to motivate myself to practice (at least almost) every day!