I recently did a live broadcast about semi-occluded vocal tract (SOVT) exercises that some of you might find interesting.
The main benefit of SOVTs is back pressure on the vocal folds since you are singing through a much smaller mouth opening (e.g. by using a straw, closing your lips or covering your mouth with your hand). This back pressure enables the vocal folds to adduct in the most balanced way (in layman’s terms, the result will be neither too “pressed” nor too “breathy”), thus aiding voice recovery, helping you to warm up efficiently or evening out your range.
I explain the mechanism in the video, plus talk you through a few ideas how you can add SOVTs into your singing routine.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
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