I´ve been on KTVA for about 4 months now and have encountered a problem i have never had before. It began when i tried to stretch my chest a half step or two and delaying my wovel modifications. This made me add tension in my throat at first.
After i have done the Audio lesson on stage two (because that´s where i am) and tried singing a couple of songs i feel a weird sensation in my throat. I feels like in the beginning of a cold when the throat is irritated with mucus. It feels like i have been doing something wrong in my singing.
I have given this a lot of thought what the reason might be. I have tried to increase my diapraghmatic support as well as holding my breath when i sing. At first i got tension in my throat from doing it wrong, but the last couple of days i have found myself with a good support mechanism and a cleaner more air-free tone. I haven´t felt any pain or tension in my chest, neck or throat during singing. But afterwards it feels like my throat is swollen.
I know Ken said somewhere that open throat singing actually remove the phlegm from the vocal folds. He also said in one of the webinars that holding your breath in the throat is damaging while holding it in the base of the neck is the correct way. I´m not really sure what way i am doing it but i have a video when i do it.
Maybe someone can tell if i´m doing something weird.
Here´s a sample of my scales.