SPEECH LEVEL SINGING … THE TECHNIQUE OF LEGENDS
The larynx, the bump in the middle of the neck, which rises up during the swallowing process, is home to the vocal cords. A raised larynx will result in tension, distortion of the words, and disconnection of the voice. Most singers in an effort to belt are actually straining, using the outer swallowing muscles to produce the desired sound, resulting in a high larynx. This is an unhealthy vocal production and can cause damage to the vocal cords over time. Speech Level Singing (SLS) enables you to sing with a resting larynx, eliminating the outer muscle activity, as you sing through your entire vocal range.
The SLS technique trains the voice to blend through the bridges by balancing the flow of air and muscle. As an outcome, the resonance will shift properly and evenly through the bridges with no breaks resulting in a free tone. The tone will contain a balance of top, middle, and bottom harmonic qualities, like a good stereo system. So, basically the result is that you can sing easily through your entire range with freedom and ease. Most importantly, the Speech Level Singing technique is versatile and supports every style of music. It is the foundation upon which all singers can build their own style and unique artistry. We do not teach what to sing, but how to sing, SLS can be applied to all genres of music.