Clifton Ware brings up an interesting point in his book “The Singer’s Life” about the numerous dichotomies that exist in the process of singing; line versus diction, rhythm versus melody, strong stance versus a relaxed and flexible body, and how it’s essential to good singing to be able to hold opposing concepts.
One opposite that I am finding especially useful is playing with the idea of pitch, low versus high.
When singing a line upward, imagine that it is really going downwards. Imagine that the low note is really the top note, and that the top note is really the bottom note. You may notice that this helps adjust the position of the larynx in such a way as to free the high note and place correctly the low note.
Have a very fine week,
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