Archive for the ‘resonance’ Category

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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Hyperacusis-tinnitus and body-head posture

October 13, 2010

When singing, if the sound-resonance is sent a bit far back in the mouth, it can resonante in the head-skull, and if the jaws-mouth are wider than more longer-oval, the sound can easily reach the ears.  This causes major problems for those with hyperacusis and tinnitus.

Solution– a better posture such that the sound is sent automatically more forward (more toward the teeth).   Longer-oval shaped mouth also helps solve, but the better solution is through posture.

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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.

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Nasal and mask

July 20, 2009

The nose muscles must be relaxed and sound sent forward.  This improves head resonance.

FAQ–Mixed voice

April 15, 2009

The question is what is a mixed voice?

 

Form a standing wave with the vocal tract’s resonating tube-cavity.  The result is that most of the amplification is through resonance and standing wave.   If you form the standing and resonating wave correctly, it will automatically have the mixed or full sounds—because the entire vocal tract is resonating.

 

To “mix” this sound, it is more a matter of subtraction—put a barrier to muffle or absorb the head or chest voice.

 

The question now is—how does one form the standing wave resonating tube cavity to begin with?  Obviously, if your posture isn’t correct, it won’t form correctly.   And if you have back of mouth obstructions it may not form the highs correctly.   So, the first step is to get your posture correct and then your vocal structure correct, which is what is described extensively in Vocalposture.com.  

 

From a “ZenSinging” perspective, the question should be, why don’t you already have a mixed voice?  The Zen answer is that you lost it.  So, the focus should be on restoring what was lost, instead of getting the mixed voice.   The restoration techniques are different from standard singing training techniques.