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What do we mean by "Ping is the King"?

When Ken says about "ping is the king" is he referring to 'Twang' sound?
As long as I know Twang is often called as 'ping' as well.
Or is he talking in a different way?

I just want to be clear.



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    sjonrokz4usjonrokz4u 2.0 PRO Posts: 1,287
    I believe he’s talking about good cord closure and open throat
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    Klaus_TKlaus_T Moderator, 2.0 PRO Posts: 2,406
    he means that your LAH should be bright. listen to when he says "it's the LAH -AH", that's the sound you are going for. the word twang isn't used in the course., so i don't know if that's the same thing. try to copy Ken's tone, and you'll get there.
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    Chris82Chris82 2.0 PRO Posts: 594
    Ping is not twang. When he's talking about ping he's talking about resonance. The LAH-AH is an exercise designed to help you open your throat, lift you soft palate to create maximum space for the sound to resonant or "ping"
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    WigsWigs Moderator, 2.0 PRO, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 5,042
    edited August 2020
    My understanding of twang is the use of ee or eh sound for nearly everything in your upper register to hit a note. It ends up being a bit one dimensional and everything sounding a bit same same. What the others said about ping is correct.
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