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How to Control Your Tone

How to Control Your Tone

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Published by Rajkishore Giri
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Published by: Rajkishore Giri on May 02, 2012
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How To Improve The Tone Of Your Voice
Now you are ready to use your voice. With your throat completely relaxed inhale a deepbreath and hold it while you shape the lips for oo as in moon. Then begin stroking inwardwith your diaphragm, and as this muscle pumps the air through the opening of your lips,you get a sustained oo sound. Do you understand that this oo is projected not from yourthroat but by means of the inward strokes of your diaphragm? If you have done thisproperly, you have just made the purest tone in the easiest way possible.Repeat the oo ten times, making ten continuous inward strokes of the diaphragm. Nowfor further breath control, repeat the exercise, pausing two beats between each two oosounds. Do this exercise (ten oo's) on one out-going breath. Think of your throat only asa hall or passageway through which the air is pumped and expelled by your diaphragm.
Now add three more sounds
o, o, a (o as in oh, o as in storm, a as in father). It willsound like chanting. Take a deep breath and repeat the sounds until the diaphragm is inas far as it can be pulled. Be sure not to let out too much air on any one sound. Thesesounds are made, of course, by the vibrations created by the air being pumped throughthe vocal cords, but that is so automatic that you need not be aware of it. The chief pointto remember now is that the secret of pure tone is breath control by means of thediaphragm.. .
Try to make a pure m or humming sound, sustaining it as you exhale smoothly. Becareful that your throat muscles are not tense. When you can achieve a clear, hummingsound that buzzes in your nose, alternate this nasal sound with vowel sounds as follows:
oo m
o m
o m
a m
Sustain the long Italian a (a) and the long e (e). Don't cut off the air abruptly. Now pauseone beat between each pair of sounds, using a natural speaking tone.
Try the same sequence of vowels without the m in speaking tones. Here is a trap,because you will probably try to form the vowels in the throat and push them out. Theresult will be what is known as "glottic shock." This shock hap-pens with wordsbeginning with a vowel. The glottis is the fissure or space between the vocal cords, andwhen you squeeze the air in trying to say oo, and attempt to force the voice from thethroat you make an unpleasant click. If this is done habitually, it is very hard on the vocalcords, as well as on the ears of your listeners. The remedy, of course, is to pump fromthe diaphragm, relax the throat, and make the vowel sound in your mouth with lips,tongue, and jaw.
To overcome the habit of constricting the glottis, chant the following words on onesmooth, regulated outgoing breath: up, ice, air, eat, am, art, end, is, ate, out. Then trythis series on one smooth outgoing breath: lullaby, velvet flower, silver moonlight, windin the pine, London on a rainy night. Now try the same technique on some colloquialbits
Hello! Good morning! How are you? What is it? Are you actually here? Is Anngoing out?
all on one smooth exhalation. Form each vowel clearly and smoothly andmaintain clear nasal resonance on the m's and n's.
Avoid Nasalization of Vowels
There are only three nasal sounds in the English language: m, n, and ng. Americanstend to nasalize not only these sounds, but also all sounds that come before and after

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