1.A desired pharyngeal width or laryngeal heighth
2.A desired 'effort' in the level of breath pressure
3.Allowing the vocal folds to stretch
These emotional triggers seem to stimulate success in the singer when thought of during the preperatory inhale or when creating the sound itself.
Can you think of any others not on this list?
Do you have a favorite? What makes it your favorite?
Do you ever have difficulty creating a bridge from one of these sounds/emotions to actual singing?
What are the advantages/disadvantages to using these emotional triggers to get the pharyngeal posture/breath effort you're looking for rather than talking about it in physical terms?
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