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Ep. 17「喉頭の下げ方」【VLTTW翻訳】

Ep. 17 "Lowering The Larynx" - Voice Lessons To The World
Hi everybody. My name is Justin Stoney, and I'm the founder of New York Vocal Coaching here in New York City.
Welcome to Episode 17 of Voice Lessons to the World. The show we want to help you guys as singers by answering your questions about singing from all over the world.
I'll give you a chance to ask questions later, but our question for the week comes from Annie L. in Taiwan.
And Annie says, "Dear Justin, I love your videos about the larynx. Can you tell me how I can lower my larynx?"
Well that's an awesome question. And thanks for the compliment Annie. Let's talk about that today. Because - we have discussed the larynx a little bit and we do need the ability to lower the larynx.
So we're going to talk about how. For those of you that have never experienced a low larynx we'll start with that.
The best easiest way to first feel low larynx is to experiment with some character sounds.
So if I'm speaking to you like this - this is speaking with a relaxed neutral larynx.
But if I start to drop my larynx then it starts to get a little bit dopier or maybe a little bit sort of dumber sounding. And it's kind of a goofy voice, it's kind of a character voice.
So you know if I said, "Hello my name is Justin," and then I made it a little bit dopey it would be, "Hello my name is Justin," so go ahead and say that first at home, "Hello my name is Annie." Let's try that. And then go ahead and make it a dumb character sound, "Hello my name is Annie." Good.
So this is the first way that you can start to feel what a low larynx sounds like.
A couple of characters that might use a low larynx would be like Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh, "Oh no, I'm so depressed." Right? Another might be Barney. If you remember that kid show we have, "I love you, you love me. We're a..." whatever.
So that's a low larynx character voice. And it just gets you the sense of what that even feels like.
But I should mention this. Our final product is not going to be this low larynx sound. We need the ability to know how to lower the larynx. But we're not just going to be jamming it down all the time.
Even though as I've said classical singers sing with a lower larynx than pop singers, classical singers don't jam their larynx all the way down.
It's just a little bit of a deeper coordination laryngeally speaking than in a contemporary sound. So we don't want to be all the way down.
This being said, it's not a bad thing to exercise your voice with a little bit of a deeper larynx.
Now, here's some other things that are important for keeping a low larynx. We need physical relaxation.
Physical relaxation of the breath, getting this the breath deep in the body as we've talked about allowing the air to come down and to expand the abdomen.
If you're up here you're probably going to have a much higher - much harder time relaxing your larynx.
The other thing is your posture. If there's a lot of tension in the upper body and you're feeling a sense of lift up here just from your posture, that's another thing to drop down.
You also want to feel the feet into the earth, the hips dropping down, shoulders dropping down, and next you want the jaw to drop down as well.
If you have a really tight intense jaw, that's going to make it also hard to find the low larynx. You want to have a feeling of release and looseness in the jaw.
And then also the face. Some people really are singing like this and that actually does tend to cause a larynx lift as well.
So we want a looseness of face, a looseness of jaw, a looseness and depth of posture and of breath... And those things will contribute to your ability, Annie, to lower your larynx.
Now the next thing is what vowel we sing with. If you want to get a lower larynx if you're noticing that you're singing with too high of a larynx all the time and it's getting a little bit tight, certain vowels that you exercise your voice with are going to work better than others.
Some of the best vowels for lowering your larynx are "o, ew, uh, ah, and euh." So again that's, "o, ew, uh, ah, and euh."
喉頭を下げるのに良い母音は、"o, ew, uh, ah, and euh" です。もう一度、"o, ew, uh, ah, and euh" です。
So you can kind of see that my lips on most of these vowels move this way. And that's another thing that can help you to lower your larynx if you need, is having lips and cheeks moving in and down.
Ok. So we're going to do an exercise now that helps you with a low larynx. We're going to do a bub, "bub - bub - bub - bub - bub."
良いでしょうか。それでは、低い喉頭のポジションを促してくれるエクササイズに行きましょう。ビー、ユー、ビー、 “bub - bub - bub - bub - bub." をやります。
And now this setup of bub - bub - bub, is a really good exercise for getting the larynx down in case Annie, or anybody else, you haven't really felt this before.
アニーさんやみなさんが今までに低い喉頭のポジションを感じたことがないとしても、このbub - bub - bubのポジションがその感覚を得るのにとてもよいエクササイズになります。
So now what we want to do - this is, this is the pattern: We'll do, "Bub - bub - bub - bub - bub." And what we want to avoid is, "bub - bub - bub - bub - bub, bub - bub - bub, " where my sound gets kind of nerdy and bratty.
やりたいのはこのパターンです。"Bub - bub - bub - bub - bub.” 避けたいのは、"bub - bub - bub - bub - bub, bub - bub - bub, “ と声がオタクっぽく、子供っぽくなってしまうことです。
We're looking in this exercise purposefully for depth. So we want, "bub - bub - bub - bub -bub, bub - bub - bub - bub - bub." I've got that deep sound, that open larynx. So that's the point.
このエクササイズではわざと声の深さを作っていきます。欲しいのは "bub - bub - bub - bub -bub, bub - bub - bub - bub - bub." という深い声と、開いた喉頭です。ここがポイントですよ。
Now I'm gonna give you a chance to do it. Guys are gonna be down here, "bub - bub - bub - bub - bub," and ladies up here, "bub - bub - bub - bub - bub."
ではやってみましょう。男性は下の方で、"bub - bub - bub - bub - bub," 女性は上の方で、"bub - bub - bub - bub - bub,”
And concentrate on all those things: relaxation here, depth, loose jaw, narrowness and make sure you don’t squeeze the larynx, keep a little bit of that character sound in the sound if you have trouble.
Here we go. (Exercise)
Great work. So again, it's not our final product to sing with a very deep larynx. But, depending on what style you sing, you might want a lower larynx.
And, all singers, even if you're singing a more contemporary sound will need the ability to drop your larynx as a technical skill. So I do encourage you to work on that.
Start off with the character sounds if it's new to you. And then think about some of those physical relaxation elements that I gave you.
And then, you don't have to do it on "bub," you can do it on some of those other vowels. But work with some deeper vowels to help find that roundness and that richness in the sound is going to open up a huge realm of possibilities for you no matter what style you sing.
"bub" だけでなく他の母音でも大丈夫ですが、口の丸さと声の深さを促してくれる深い母音で練習すれば、どのスタイルを歌うにしても、大きな可能性を開いてくれることになるでしょう。
So Annie, and everybody, I hope that's been helpful for you guys today as singers. If you have questions you'd like to see us answer on the show you can send an email to: Questions@VoiceLessonsToTheWorld.com.
今回の内容がみなさんの助けになっていれば嬉しいです。このショーで答えて欲しい質問がある場合は、 Questions@VoiceLessonsToTheWorld.com にメールしてください。
We just encourage you not to lose the joy and the passion. Don't let people tell you can't sing. You know it's not true.
Get with a great voice teacher that you trust in your area. If you guys are in New York City you can check us out at www.NewYorkVocalCoaching.com.
あなたの地域の素晴らしい、信頼できる先生に付きましょう。もしニューヨークにいるのなら、私達のウェブサイト www.NewYorkVocalCoaching.com をチェックしてみてください。
And if you like these videos you can visit www.VoiceLessonsToTheWorld.com.
動画が気に入ってもらえたのなら、 www.VoiceLessonsToTheWorld.com も見てみてください。
I'm Justin Stoney. We'll see you next time.








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