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Brandon wrote at 2015-11-15 11:10:30
Hiya I can help with the pop side of things, Pop singers keep all the height required for classical singing but there the space is considerably smaller and more twang is used. If you imagine the Operatic sound as a ball the top of the ball being the soft palate are and the height of the feeling - for pop and more contemporary singing the bottom of the ball is raised so that the space becomes narrow and gives the sound nowhere to go but up so that the sound is still forward and in a safe place, this doesn't make complete sense written down but I hope this gives some understanding, it is a lot to do with levels of the tilt of the larynx (Opera being full tilt and speech quality being very little at all.)


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