"Feel an opening in the back of your throat"
"Don't sing from your throat"
It may not seem like an aggressive way to label that area of the body, but I was thinking that most people's experience with the term 'throat' before they ever began singing was at the doctor's office with the word 'sore' before it. Are we able to separate the sensation of getting swabbed for strep throat, or something of that nature, from the 'throat' part of the body involved in singing?
Besides 'pharynx', I've been finding success with specifying 'the air behind the tongue'. That corresponds with its counterpart , the oral cavity, or 'the air above the tongue'. Terms that also fit well in the formant discussion.
Can you think of any others not on this list?
Why do you think this language developed in this way?
Have you had any successes with 'aggressive' language?
Have you had any successes with replacements for these terms?