I stumbled on to an interesting video and it made me think about all the terms I throw around during choir rehearsals. “Raise your soft palette.” “Breath low and silent.” “Release your jaw.” As a voice student, I recall how learning vocal anatomy and understanding how the voice worked helped me to put a picture with what I was being instructed to do and it made me a more consistent singer. Because of this knowledge, I began to learn faster and this knowledge gave me tools to correct myself which made my practice time and choir rehearsal time more productive.
I am curious as to what you see in this video.
You will get more from the video if you know what you are looking at so here is a head shot with some key parts labeled:
Watch the video of baritone Michael Volle, singing Wolfram “Song to the Evening Star” from Richard Wagner’s opera “Tannhäuser”.
Any revelations? What do you see?