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Finding Your Tone

How do you find your tone?
Should you "speak" the lyrics?
I remember reading how SLS is wrong on here.
My voice sounds really dull even after I changed my placement?
How do I create a better tone/find it?


  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,503Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro


    A very good place to start on your tone is watching Ken's Stage One video.  He shows you exactly how to create a bright, timbral sound with the Open Throat.  There are a number of factors such as posture, jaw position, tongue placement, etc. that factor together in combination to affect your tonal quality.

    Good cord closure is also of high importance in vocal tone.


  • stevenkim97stevenkim97 Posts: 10Member
    Whats chord closure?
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,503Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro

    Vocal Cord Adduction.

    If the cords are not closed together, or properly "adducted",the result will be an airy, weak, dull sound. Too much air is the enemy of the voice, and dries out the vocal cords. 

    Proper cord closure results in brighter, richer tone.


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