Do you long for a beautiful, melodic voice? This simple method will show you how to bring your voice forward and out of the throat, providing you that clear, fresh singing voice.
As a child, I’m sure that just moving around, you put your voice in your nose. Perhaps you assumed you were a monkey. Or if you speak French, you can create a nasal sound pretty quick. That is where we want to start, making an “E” sound as nasal as you can. It may feel odd and sound funny. Most of my people around me have a good laugh when we do this activity, and we have great joy. So, just have some fun with it.
Practice singing some notes to the “E” vowel using your Nasal resonance, remembering that this is just an activity. By putting your voice in your nose, you have directed your voice and have a “handle” on it, so to speak. And that is my goal. Practice this for a while until it comes effortlessly.
Next, put your index finger on your nose, close to the bridge and sing your nasal “E.” Feel the wave in your nose. Now move your index finger to your front lip, just before your teeth on the gum line. You don’t feel vibration there. The wave shows you where you have put your voice.
Following your finger with your voice.
Sing a long nasal “E,” while you are doing that, drag your finger from the joint of your nose, all along the tip to the spot just before your teeth, where we were before. Imagine that the voice is following the finger. Use your creativity and concentrate on that finger.
You may need to do it a few times before you start feeling a vibration, where your finger stops. The wave will tell you that you are successful. Not only that, but you will also hear the voice change from nasal to forward only. If you have been singing in your throat, forward will sound more precise and sharper, while the throat sound is more heavy and fuzzy.
This will require some work to master correctly, but you will start seeing results very soon. You will get to know when your voice is forward, and that is half the battle. The more you practice, the simpler it will get. And if you can blend this practice of using your voice forward while speaking, it will become a much faster and more manageable habit. After all, you speak more often than you sing, so think of all that training you’ll get.
Whether you’re a seasoned singer or just starting to sing, if you want to sing more forward and have a more distinct voice, you can achieve it. This little activity is a real gem.