QuietnessPosted: April 7, 2011
I don’t want to write a blog, so here we go…
This is my drawing of how to use quietness to make singing work:
What I mean is that if the gold line at the top was your shouting volume then for singing you might stay really low within the volume range. And use drinking-in as much as you can.
The blobs at the start are the hard consonants and short vowels. You keep these down, leaving you somewhere to go. Like a weighted keyboard.
The big blob is the long vowels which is what you are heading towards.
The long vowels are where you can more easily do the drinking-in allowing a bit of an increase in power.
SO: SING QUIET WITH THE INTENTION OF FINDING LONG VOWELS TO ENJOY.
ALSO: Try to make this more clear.
ALSO: Quietness is not a problem because people kind of zoom-in to hear quiet stuff.
ALSO: This does not mean you can not be strident. That comes from somewhere else.