Hey guys, this week’s question comes to us from Dr. Paula Starche.
Paula is amazing in her analysis of our lessons and progress.
One time, she asked me “So what is the difference between the bratty sound and the attitude sound you have me do?”
I hope this answers it for you Paula!
-Both the “bratty” and “attitude” sounds have some similarities
-First, they both tend to approximate the vocal folds which means it brings them closer together
-Second, as a result of more vocal fold approximation or “closure” (even though they’re not ALL the way closed), you will probably find a little more volume than before
-The “bratty” sound is great at getting that cord closure we love, but it also stretches the cords out so that it’s easier to find a blend or “Mix” between the bottom and top of your voice
-The “attitude” sound is good at finding a bit more volume with the cord closure, but it’s not as much of a blending tool as the bratty sound. It’s more of a strengthening tool
-For example in a lesson, if I notice we’re not getting your vocal folds closing correctly, I might have you do that bratty sound to help those muscles learn to close better. Then we can move up through the range using the same tool which stretches the cords to allow for higher pitches.
Once we get to the point where you are well connected from the bottom to the top, then we can use the attitude sound to help you find an appropriate volume for your whole range.
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