musicman Member Posts: 11
Ken talks about "It's The Lah" with a bright ping tone. I always get that, but many days I get a very bright sound almost like the old wax paper and comb kazoo sound. Is this a better feel and tone yet? It is very relaxed and bright, but not overly loud. I feel like I could eventually strengthen it though.
And are you getting this feeling in the cartilage of your nose? That's what I feel when doing the Tongue Exercise on scales. This is part of the brightness you get when you direct the sound into the mask.
Then perhaps you are talking about singing on the edges of the vocal cords. It's kind of a light, "edgy" sound. It has cord closure, but it's not a deep, thick-sounding cord closure.
It's not necessarily the way you want to sing all of the time, but like "little boy voice" it is one of the tools you will want to be able to use in order to shed the weight of full, deep, meaty cord closure. It is a good thing to have to use when you want that particular sound. You don't want to get it so edgy that it breaks up into vocal fry, but a light closure is OK to use.
Likewise, you don't want to always have a tight or distorted sound from too much tension in your cord closure.
Similar to many other vocal techniques, the best balance of all of these variations is somewhere in the middle, rather than any extreme.