Updated: Apr 26
Many singers struggle to make the distinction between speech sounds and correctly singing resonance, resulting in a lack of resonance and other issues such as strain, tension and a lack of range. Resonance in singing is the true key to vocal health, along with allowing a powerful and sustained vocal tone.
Resonance can be defined loosely as prolonged vibration and continuous resonant frequency. It is the intensity and quality of your tone when you sing. When your vocal cords vibrate they create an echo of sound waves moving through the vocal tract into the three registers. The sound (tone) will depend on which voice (chest, middle, head, or mixed voice). Have you ever been in a cave and yelled; your voice will echo through the cave.
Opera, classical, musical theater singers try to generate as much resonance as possible to fill the large concert halls when they sing. To create large resonant tones, you need to really open the space in your throat (remember the exercise: open your mouth, breath in and feel the back of the throat open away from the tongue) and creating a large space for the sound to resonate in.
Listen to Lexie Torres singing “Almost Is Never Enough” with beautiful resonance!
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