Q&A: How Do I Shape My Vowels to Sing With Ease and Resonance?
One of the reasons I started recording teaching videos was to help singers with any specific questions they might have about technique, health or performance – anything I know, you deserve to know too! So I asked if anyone had any questions they’d love answered in video format on the Inspired to Sing Facebook page and Matthew said he wanted the down-low on vowels.
In this video I show you one of the best exercises to ensure that all of your vowels are projecting clearly and easily and a trick I learned from Melissa Cross about how to think about where you’re “placing” your vowels.
Members, I am currently recording you another exercise to help you create a smooth transition between your vowels and work on your support and control. Keep your eyes peeled!
The post that goes into more detail about the frog and the chicken placement can be found here
Download the AEIOU vowel audio exercise (right click and Save As) and see which of your vowels needs to move a little further forward:
If you have any further questions about vowel placement or shaping, please leave a comment below!