You might be familiar with the popular voice school SLS, Speech-Level Singing. There is another popular off-shoot of SLS called Singing Success. These systems have a large number of followers and success stories.
Over the years I have had quite a few questions about these and other schools of training. Most have good things to teach, including the speech level based ones. But there is often a concept or detail that shows a misunderstanding of the nature of the voice. And these small details can be enough to get in the way of positive results.
In this video I talk about the main misconception I feel the Speech-Level practitioners are basing their system on that negates any good concepts they may be teaching.
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Very true. Thanks.
The natural coordination and function of the vocal cords when producing sound is being overlooked by the urgent desire to learn to sing.
Learning how to coordinate the intrinsic muscles of the larynx to cause the cords to vibrate and produce sound is complex in itself.
Involving the positions of the tongue and it’s various coordinations to produce phonetically accurate and pleasing sounds adds an extra layer of complexity.
The latter will never be as efficient if the former isn’t fully developed.
The primary focus should be on learning the correct technique of proper vocal cord function, without the added tension caused by the jaw, tongue, and the activation of other muscles unconsciously used in everyday speech. This will be the same for everyone with a functioning larynx.