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  • Exercises To Help With Tongue Tension (Singing Teachers)

    Posted by Beckie Tunnicliffe on March 13, 2015 at 9:36 am

    I’m looking for exercises to help with tongue tension and keeping it flat with one of my students – we have tried holding it down, sticking it out, keeping it behind the bottom teeth… please help us!

    Guest Teacher replied 9 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Matt Pocock

    Member
    March 13, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Is that keeping it flat as he goes into higher notes?

  • Beckie Tunnicliffe

    Member
    March 13, 2015 at 9:44 am

    That and just in general

  • Guest Teacher

    Member
    March 13, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I prefer getting students to learn the control of the tongue by exercising it (basic level stick the tongue out, the direct it up, down, left, right and repeat, then moving on to something like pushing the tongue into the bottom teeth then pushing up and out, then down and back). That way the student learns to control the tongue to lift when they want/need to and retract when they want/need to. I much prefer a slightly raised tongue on an ‘ee’ sound for example

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