Posted by Phil Rubin on September 01, 1999 at 23:41:06:
In Reply to: How do I open my sound???? posted by Pedal BBb on September 01, 1999 at 21:06:12:
Hello, I'm no expert, but these have always worked for me:
* Try using a "toh" or a "doh" articulation (as opposed to ta or da), this forces your jaw to lower and opens your throat. It's a bit awkward at first but it gets easier the more you do it.
* Work on holding a note out while slowly lowering your jaw and maintaining the same note, the lower you can get your jaw (and thus the more open you can get your throat), the more open your tone should sound.
Keep working on it every day and it _will_ get better gradually. Also, do take Mr. Russo's advice and try to get a private teacher. I've learned a huge amount from mine (including all this stuff I'm telling you). Good Luck!