My dear friend.One important aspect you  need to be cautious when learning how to sing better is to keep your larynx completely tension free.The larynx, more commonly known as “The Voice Box” is nothing but a small piece of box that keeps your chords in hold.It is made of a cartilage and is surrounded and supported by muscles.Larynx or the voice box has a very crucial role to play in generating the tones that your voice produces while singing.

How To Sing Better : The Process Of Singing

>When you decide to sing the brain starts to prepare the vocal cords

>Then the vocal folds start to fold and shut in a rhythm

>Air starts rising up from the lungs

>And finally the air forces itself against the vocal folds resulting in their vibration.

How To Singe Better : Know Your Larynx

If you look at a picture of the larynx, you will see the trachea tube running up to the vocal chords contained in the larynx, and above that is the epiglottis. The air that rises up and forces the vocal folds to vibrate is called sub glottic pressure.You can easily feel your larynx by laying a finger gently at the base of your throat. The larynx will move down when you yawn and up when you swallow. The lower position of the larynx indicates that the throat is in an open position. This means there is unrestricted air flow, which is good for creating solid, rich sounding tones.

How To Sing Better And How To Produce The  Best Tones

Both the subglottic pressure and the position of your larynx have a direct impact on your singing.To learn how to sing better you should manage the flow of air to the vocal cords and should practice to place your larynx in the lower or in the central position..

When the larynx is under stress or tension a sub glottic pressure will be formed in the throat that may temporarily result in complete closure of the vocal flaps. Subsequently the flaps will burst open when the pressure becomes very high. This state may produce an odd sound almost like a creaking noise before a tone is even produced. This is called the glottal attack.When you begin to sing, the onset of tone resulting from the vibrating vocal folds is called the attack.

Don’t be terrified by this term.It is less serious than what the name suggests.One word of caution though.If you want your voice to produce the best tones please note that repeated glottal attacks can damage your vocal cords at least temporarily.

How To Sing Better : A Few Precautions

>Maintain a correct posture.Improper posture may lead to vocal cords not closing properly and allowing air to escape

>When the larynx that is pushed upwards it will result in producing an ugly nasal tone.

>As a result of tense muscles around the Larynx the vocal chords may not function properly and this leads to a very poor tone.

>Singers should never have stomach disorders as they may produce breathy sounds due to which they have too much of air flowing through their vocal chords.This will be more embarrassing to the listeners than it is to the singers.

>Larynx has a major role to play in the quality of tones your voice produce.

How To Sing Better : Keeping Everything Under Control Is Important

Keeping vocal chords under your control is no big deal.To enable your vocal chords to open and close properly,positioning your head correctly while singing is equally important.That is why maintaining a proper posture plays a major role during your process of how to learn singing.Always while singing position your Larynx downwards  and keep your head straight up so that your neck shall stay in line with your spine.

Keep your jaw relaxed and not tense. Just relax.Because tightening of the muscles around your larynx will result in tightening of the vocal cords.

Conclusion

The process of learning how to sing better involves a lot more than just creating good notes. Good singers understand how the body’s components work in unison, and that includes the larynx too.

Good Luck.

Narrenaditya

aditya@singersacademy.com

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