As many of you know, I have a four year old daughter. One of the things I learned from parenting her throughout the toddler years (and now the preschool years) is the value of re-direction. Thank the lord for re-direction!!! I can not overstate how many times this tactic has saved me from being on the receiving end of a major fuss. And for singers, the value of re-direction is just as strong.
Re-direction is a really powerful way to combat tension.
My favorite re-direction tool is opposition. There are SO many useful applications for opposition in singing. The one I’m focusing on today is using opposition to help singers increase vocal range.
In my experience, most singers have much more range then they’re currently able to access. The reason it’s so hard for many of you to make use of the upper reaches of your range is because too much tension builds up around your larynx as you rise in pitch and you get stuck.
The idea of opposition can make all the difference in the world in reducing tension in singing to increase vocal range.
Watch today’s Blog video to learn how to employ opposition to help you reduce tension, sing more freely in all areas of your voice and increase vocal range.
After you watch the video, try these tools out in your own singing and let me know how it works!
And if you find this video helpful, forward the post on to a singer colleague or friend and let them know you support their journey.