Creating a larger space inside your mouth by raising the soft palate, or fleshy part of the back of our throat, helps achieve a deeper more well rounded singing tone.
One way to achieve this is to think of biting into a large apple. At SingSmart™ we like to call this APPLE AH. To practice, pretend you are about to bite into an imaginary apple and sing AH.
A great way to practice this exercise is a vocal siren.
Remember, it takes repetition of this action to retrain those muscles to hold that position so do this on a regular basis for many weeks while you practice. Before you know it, this action will be moved into your subconscious and you will be singing with a lifted soft palate and creating a much warmer, rounder vocal tone..AND, singing will be easier.
Oh…one more thing, be sure you don’t create TENSION when you practice this motion. It should be very relaxing. Not convinced? It is the same action that is performed when you yawn!
Need some help with this concept or exercise? Check out the SingSmart™ Quickstart. It is a terrific program that will help you understand this concept and so many more.
This course covers the entire Ten Steps to Singing Success technique. Highly recommended.
Tips are a great way to improve your singing voice,
but if you really want to learn how to sing at your best,
we suggest using a step-by-step full singing lessons training course.