Struggling and feeling defeated with my voice
louisjames Enrolled Posts: 122
I feel very deflated and a little afraid these days… I feel I’m pushing a little during my workouts, not to the point of pain but it’s not as free flowing or as easy as it used to be.. I’ve lost so much confidence in my ability and to be honest I’m terrified I won’t get it back.. singing and my voice were what made me who I am. And without it I’m at a loss. Any encouragement would be great at the moment. Hope you are all doing great ✌🏽
You've done it before: I've heard you.
Also, identity does't come from voice but voice from identity. You already know that but it seems worth repeating in this moment.
It's summer so make the pilgrimage, Louis; climb the mountain in silence and prayer and your voice will follow and likely a more powerful one for the journey.
Share your progress and you will get feedback.
Small correction: I saw a video you previously posted: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CNMfqXznxHz/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=
Immediately I can see the tongue is not dropped to the base of the jaw. You are singing more EE sounds there (which has a tendency to make the tongue rise) however definitely it's moving a lot and we want to "remove moving targets" as Ken says. Apply some awareness to having the tongue flat to the base of the jaw when doing your daily exercises. Practice different vowels like this and make sure to continue to remove tension. Especially when you go to higher notes your tongue and therefor larynx is rising, choking off the chords, causing unhealthy habits and restricting your higher notes from being easy and comfortable.
Share a more recent video so we can provide feedback! Keep up it man.