Release Points in the Vocal Core​ 

​Your​ vocal warm-ups are based upon this first, critical resting position. Your goal is to sustain this resting position as you breathe in and out. Once you are able to breath freely in this position, you are ready to begin the vocalization process.

  • ​Mind is focused only on the Vocal Core
  • ​Eyes are open and in a soft gaze. No staring. Eyebrows relaxed.
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    ​There is a horizontal line between your ears.
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    Head rests horizontally. Back of head is relaxed. Do not hold head in place.
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     Mouth is closed. Lips relaxed.
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    Air moves easily in and out of your nostrils.
  • Jaw falls downward without opening the lips, and creates a space between your upper and lower teeth. 
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    Tongue rests flat on the floor of your mouth. The front is rounded, not pointed​, while touching the gum line behind your front teeth.
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    Breath is silent because the larynx is ​not being used to make sound.  
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    Chest expands and contracts with the flow of the breathing cycle. ​
  • Shoulders are relaxed and fall downwards. 
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