Yummy, let’s start with the nice part! We gonna have some practice! 🙂
Are you ready to start using the SOVT-Trainer? I certainly do! So come on, let’s go!
First of all: The SOVT-Trainer has already been cleaned prior to sale, but make it a habit to always rinse it off before use.
Stand or sit stable and upright. Activate the neck. (activating the neck will reduce tension around the throat)
Hold the SOVT-Trainer upright in front of your lips.
Enclose the SOVT Trainer with your lips in an /o/ position.
Place the tip of the tongue behind your lower teeth.
Relax your cheeks and make them chubby, this is called the passive mouth position. (later on we will practice upgrade exercises in an active position)
Sing through the trainer and ensure that no air escapes through the lips and/or nose.
Pinche your nose to double check if you are nog singing nasally.
Project your sound in the SHOUT zone.
Note the sound-air ratio. Do you hear that your sound sounds breathy? Then increase your level, so that you have more resistance. Because of this the SOVT-Trainer will help you improve your breath control. Don’t push loudly while singing through the SOVT-Trainer. The SOVT-Training exercise works the best if you sing softly.
So I repeat it once again, your sound does not have to be loud. It is a voice exercise that does not require much volume. If you sing high, sing with your head voice. Yes, even if you want to improve your chest voice. The SOVT-Trainer helps you to close your vocal folds better, improves your twang setting and your breath support. All these advantages will improve both your chest and head voice.
What you need to remember is that the main objectives are to close your vocal cords for a clear voice, to improve your breath support and stability, and to reduce throat tension. You will notice that your voice sounds warm, resonant and relaxed after using the SOVT-Trainer.