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Target Tone

Component Breakdown

Use the following components as a guide to create/modify an exercise when targeting tone. To practice, select the appropriate pattern in the Pattern Vault.


Formant:
Open / Multiple
Multiple formants, especially open ones, are beneficial to tone as they require the vocal tract to re-shape during the exercise, which creates and enhances overtones.


Feature:
L / G / K / R / Multiple
Multiple features, especially those focused on the tongue (ie: G, L, R), also have an impact on creating various harmonics and overtones.


Pattern:
Complicated
The wider and more varied the intervallic distances are within the pattern, the more challenging it is to maintain the same quality of sound.


Volume:
Loud
The increased air pressure that comes with louder volumes will create more overtones within the resonator, allowing for more tonal choices.


Tempo:
Slow
The longer or slower the exercise is, the more you can adjust and develop the sound you’re aiming for.


Variable:
Stretch / Tongue Roll / Low Larynx
Bringing the tongue forward or lowering the larynx will alter the tonal qualities of the voice while making the vocal tract more independent and malleable for singing. Body stretches while vocalizing will also benefit by relaxing unwanted tensions in the instrument.

Activity

Number the correct order of the tone component examples below, according to the exercise formula:


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