Resonance 101 Part 5

Resonance 101 | Part 5

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Important points from this video:

  • Release as you ascend
  • Use lip trills and the ‘cat purr’ to release through your registers
  • Hold back your air
  • Control your soft palate properly to ensure consistency in your resonance

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Kegan DeBoheme is Bohemian Vocal Studio’s resident vocal coach and voice expert. He teaches professional singing and voice technique to students all around the world and enjoys providing tutorials like this one on how to improve your voice.

4 thoughts on “Resonance 101 Part 5

    1. Yes and no! The soft palate should be raised when you’re singing a vowel, this causes the nose to be blocked off internally – so, yes, for vowels you should have the soft palate raised against the ‘door to the nose’ so to speak. As for resonant consonants such as M and N, your soft palate should actually be OPEN with air travelling into your nose, so you need to learn correct control of your soft palate to sing correctly. This allows your voice to resonate better/without strain, and also fixes any nasality or boomy tone issues.

      Let me know if you have any other questions!


  1. Could lip trills be replaced with “raspberries” or sticking your tongue out and blowing up and down a scale the same way?

    Really like the cat purr suggestion, too. I’ve got big cheeks so lip trills are tough without using my fingers to assist >.<

    1. The purpose of a lip trill is air moderation, so unfortunately, no – raspberries, while fun, aren’t useful ha.

      You can also use an “NG” or “N” exercise to the same effect with the intention of release…


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