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  1. @Tucktasticationister – the singer in the clip you reference is belting
    those high notes even better than Tom Petty does. Petty is a baritone and
    that guy is a tenor so his high notes have more clarity and power. The jaw
    has NOTHING to do with articulation of notes; all it does is open the space
    to allow the sound to resonate in the mouth. The lips again are minimal in
    diction, its mostly done in the throat. Teachers who say “do this over &
    over” simply can’t explain why an exercise works.

  2. Thank you so much… That “E” vowel is my struggle right now. I have the
    mix but it’s light right now and I can sing all the other vowels… I
    constantly have to flip in falsetto when it comes to that vowel. Don’t get
    me wrong, I love your training videos.

  3. I took one voice lesson, and will take more but I made immediate progress
    with vocal fatige becase I was using poor posture and I was unconciously
    pushing out my adams apple. A good voice teacher can make a big difference
    because they can notice errors in technique that one may not be aware of.

  4. @TheSubwaysurfer – I spoke to a couple of ventriloquists about how they
    manipulate their throats to make clear speech without moving their mouth or
    lips. This was one exercise they showed me.

  5. approaching the “E” vowel sound as an “i” modifies the vowels too far away
    from “ee” sound. The vowel “ee” is actually “eh-ee” so you want to go for
    the open sound of “eh” to launch the sound outward then close with the “ee”
    sound. By using an open position to sing “ee” you are not closing the wide,
    acoustical space in your throat. Your “ee” will have a much more pure “ee”
    sound but won’t feel light or squeezed.

  6. The thing is, what front vowel comes out depends not so much on what shape
    your mouth takes as on how low your jaw is. Try a regular “aaaaah” and then
    start closing your jaws slowly WITHOUT trying to stretch your mouth –
    you’ll see how the sound goes from “aaaah” through “ehhhhhh” to “eeee”. You
    don’t have to stretch your mouth sidewise to get a proper “eee” while
    singing because you don’t have to do that in regular speech, either. Now,
    with back vowels (ooh-ohh-aaah) that’s different.

  7. @Po4to – this is what I’m saying – the shape of your mouth on the outside
    does very little to determine the sound of your vowels. Its more of an
    internal shaping with the tongue, throat and soft palate. Using external
    facial muscles is just extra muscle movement. You mouth should just be
    dropped open and the jaw slightly hinged back.

  8. Sorry for the typos, but I guess you got my meaning. I’m experimenting with
    this E sound thing, without doing that “thing” with my mouth and teeth
    showing, and it’s hard work! The ventriloquist thing is a brilliant idea
    for getting rid of that habit and gaining control.

  9. Hey. Whenever I start singing after a couple of days the back of my throat
    begins to itch and hurt. I felt in my throat and found the culprit. It’s a
    swollen dot of some sort that itches/hurts whenever I touch it. I also have
    itchy ears. This cycle happens every time I try to sing even though I sound
    quite decent. The pain/itching has always been mostly located on the left
    side of my throat. What could this dot be? Eventually I’ll end up with
    flu-like symptoms where I feel extremely exhausted.

  10. I have a theory on why ee is so hard to sing for some people. I have read
    E.H.Caesari´s book “The science and sensations of vocal tone” where he
    shows how different vowels resonates on the hard palate.There he explaines
    that the ee vowel resonates in the middle of the hard palate, further back
    then the open vowels like (a) as in hard and (u) as in good. I think a
    common mistake by singers is to try to force the ee vowel forward. Which
    can make the throat very tight.

  11. 1:13 the best G4 I’ve ever heard in my entire life. I bought your program
    because of that hoping that I’ll be able to produce that tone as well!

  12. @TheSubwaysurfer – customer service is crucial to maintaining a good
    reputation. I actually care and want people to succeed in being better

  13. @AlexGraftonMusic – yes you have to lighten the breath support pressure on
    the vocal cords. This allows you to sing at a lower volume but maintain
    tone quality. Look for my video on “transcending tone”.

  14. I do this method as well. But there was another vocal teacher on youtube,
    can’t remember who, who said you can sing the “eee” vowel as an “i” as in
    “it” or “ick”. So, you’d sing “me” like “mi”. Is this a good tactic in your
    book, Kevin?

  15. @RocktheStageNYC That is what I had thought but wanted to make sure from a
    vocal teacher that knows their stuff. Thank you for sharing your knowledge
    on all of this. You rock!

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