New PDF release: Singing and Communicating in English: A Singer's Guide to

By Kathryn LaBouff

ISBN-10: 0195311388

ISBN-13: 9780195311389

ISBN-10: 1435638832

ISBN-13: 9781435638839

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To isolate the feeling of the tension of the glottal attack, bring the vocal folds together as though beginning to cough. Habitual use of harsh glottal attacks may lead to severe vocal problems. In singing, the glottal attack should be used rarely and purposefully with great caution. In order to give stress to key words that begin with vowel sounds, breath lifts may be used to effectively separate the stressed word from the word that precedes it. A breath lift requires a tuck in at the diaphragm that results in the release of a small jet of air helping to initiate the separated vowel.

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Most English speakers initiate all words beginning with a vowel with a glottal attack. To isolate the feeling of the tension of the glottal attack, bring the vocal folds together as though beginning to cough. Habitual use of harsh glottal attacks may lead to severe vocal problems. In singing, the glottal attack should be used rarely and purposefully with great caution. In order to give stress to key words that begin with vowel sounds, breath lifts may be used to effectively separate the stressed word from the word that precedes it.

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