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Thread #123283   Message #2713832
Posted By: Don Firth
01-Sep-09 - 01:30 PM
Thread Name: Singing question - voice characteristics
Subject: RE: Singing question - voice characteristics
My first voice teacher had me smile, or at least lift my upper lip off my front teeth, which also had the side-effect of lifting my cheeks. I noticed that a lot of singers do this, especially classical or opera singers. It turned out that it raises the soft palate, allowing an increase in nasal resonance. Makes the tone "warmer," among other things--like allowing you to fine-tune the pitch.

Don Firth