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#1 2014-12-08 12:51:27

Khassera
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From: Oulu, Finland
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Ee sound

Question:

I'm doing scales (sirens to demonstrate in this case) on Ee.

The first siren is (i feel) pulling chest, and it feels harder, and I'm making a conscious effort to modify the vowel.

The second siren is whatever. I feel it's more "buzzy" and it's much easier to do, everything below my chin is relaxed and I make no effort to modify the vowel.

Which way is "correct," or is it just a matter of preference?

https://soundcloud.com/iiro-rantahalvari/ee-1

Or am I just off completely?


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#2 2014-12-08 13:26:14

geno
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Re: Ee sound

The tone was good in both.  Because "ee" has a really low first formant, you don't really have to modify it.  The main thing is to keep the muscles beneath the chin relaxed, so the second one is what you want, and you can hear that it was more free.  For whatever reason it is easy to activate the constrictors with an "ee".

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#3 2014-12-08 14:14:02

Khassera
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Re: Ee sound

geno wrote:

The tone was good in both.  Because "ee" has a really low first formant, you don't really have to modify it.  The main thing is to keep the muscles beneath the chin relaxed, so the second one is what you want, and you can hear that it was more free.  For whatever reason it is easy to activate the constrictors with an "ee".

Thanks Geno.

I feel the second one is more free, but I'm not sure if there's too much of a "hee" kinda witchyness to it. It feels a lot like "Ng," or having an H in it.


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#4 2014-12-09 00:34:29

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Re: Ee sound

i don't consciously modify the "ee" but i like to "think in" a little "ih" as in "eight" and get a little height as i ascend. i feel when i do that i get i get a release into the upper range more easily.

"ee" is one of my favorite vowels to sing because they sound great when they're dead on.

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#5 2014-12-09 02:00:53

Steven Fraser
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Re: Ee sound

also, you were having more fun... Just tossing it off...
2nd one much smoother and more consistent.


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Steven Fraser

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