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Jun 2 2011, 07:54 AM
Joined: 25-January 04
Member No.: 511
Just a quick query about constriction and what exercises etco you employ to work through/ help students avoid it?
In particular I have a student at the moment who finds it ny-on impossible to access 'head voice' (I know this term will get me shot by some, but you know what I mean). I've read Kayes and used her exercises on retraction and worked on the Estill siren without much success. With the siren he just hits a very tight 'ceiling' and goes no further, no matter what.
I have been told and read a great deal about the use of the siren in working with constriction problems, but now wonder if I'm missing something?!
Just wondered what everyone else thought?
Jun 2 2011, 08:53 AM
Joined: 14-July 10
Member No.: 113829
If you've gone through Kayes then I have nothing further to offer (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sad.gif)
However I'm glad you've posted and hopefully we'll get some good ideas come flooding in. I've just recently started teaching children in a secondary school and many of them are singing with a speech/chest/youknowwhatImean quality and I'm after some good tips to get them out of that and into a higher register. It's very much out of their comfort zone so they are resisting.
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