Archive for the ‘throat and neck’ Category

throat massage and myofascia

February 24, 2013


Anyone know more about these myofascia massage on throat methods?

9-5-12 status

September 5, 2012

Still side of throat muscles pull down a frown.  Unable to use straight head to sing well, because too much tension on throat.   Smile, which loosens the frown, helps in singing highs.   When get head posture straight, should be able to sing even better highs.

hyperacusis, tinnitus, posture, resonance, vocal shape

October 20, 2010

It is not necessarily the vocal shape that directs all the sound, and obviously, the posture initially affects the direction of the sound.   If posture is not straight, it is possible that the sound starts going toward the ears, from starting at the vocal tract and then resonating within the skull.

The straight alignment can better assure that the sounds emit through the mouth.

Result is lesser volume of sound to ears and reduced tinnitus and hyperacusis.

This returns to the concept of Maya and also Alexander Technique.   Hearing is never right or accurately established, until the vocal apparatus is sitting in a regular vocal sound pathway–which in our case, is a detensed throat and inner mouth pathway.  This begins the cause of Maya in hearing.

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Full voice idea

September 28, 2010

It would seem that a full voice can be achieved by:  1. reducing the tension on the soft upper pallet, which gives the vocal tract a slightly longer tract, as the soft upper pallet can then be more concave upwards.  This gives bassy sounds a longer path.  2.   Then, send (push) the sound more to the sinus mask to increase higher frequency resonance as well.   Curious as to whether this idea is correct.  Love to hear your thoughts!

This is not to say that it’s easy to detense and push at the same time, while there’s still vocal tract tension.   Vocalposture’s view is that eventually, detensing will make the full sound the natural, innate sound.

Hyperacusis, tinnitus, and singing resonance

September 25, 2010

Hyperacusis or tinnitus can be aggrevated when one is increasing head resonance.

My solution as of 9-25-10 is to uplift the chest more, such that the throat is uplifted (straight, lengthened) and the chest uplifted.   This sends the sound path more properly through the parts of the back mouth, such that the sound doesn’t resonante to the ears.

This won’t won’t work if the throat muscles remain taut–because these tensions diminsh the vocal tracts’ flexibility.