Nose as Resonator

The term “nasal resonance” is heard often when folks talk of voice.  The nose as part of our body does lend uniqueness to our tone, for our nose is not like others.  However, if the tone is in the nose, then we have an unfortunate situation of nasality that indicates throat constriction.  Thus, this helpful phrase: “the nose should be in the tone, but the tone should not be in the nose.” Actually, since the nose is not able to be adjusted, it makes a very poor resonator as well as being filled with squishy mucus.  The best resonators change shape and have harder reflective surfaces.

Allen Rascoe

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Allen Rascoe Allen has been enjoying singing since he was a little kid. He officially studied voice at ECU and USC. However, he ran... Read More