Episode 042 | Tara B | What is Resonance?

In today’s episode, we focus on the concept of resonance in singing. Does everyone have it? What is it and why is it needed in singing? What does it do for the singer? How can we find it?  Tara gives you the low down and some exercises to boot for getting resonance! 

Definition of Resonance (according to the dictionary) 

“(of sound) "deep, clear and continuing to sound or ring” 

Also “the quality in a sound of being deep, full and reverberating”. 

Why is resonance important? 

  • The ability to bring “life” to the voice. 
  • The ability to fill a room without amplification. 
  • It creates a consistency in the tone of the voice throughout the vocal range. 

“The vocal tract is the resonator!” 

“The uniqueness of our voices starts all the way with each person’s unique physical make up of their body."

 

Why do some people have resonance and some have less? 

It can depend on how they send breath and where they are sending it or holding it. 

Resonance will give us that volume and tone without creating added pressure to the vocal folds themselves. 

 

Exercises for Finding and Creating Resonance: 

Hum        1-3-5-4-2-7-1 
Blow out like blowing out a candle, then sing “oo”       5-4-3-2-1.       The higher you get you can switch to “ah” 
Zing-ah       5-5——4-3-2-1 

 

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