Sometimes when I am trying to create more resonance with my singing I imagine I am a big, tall person.
The image of having all of this space around me allows me to deepen my sonic source in my mind… and this gets me breathing and more open so I can suspend vowels with deeper support.
This week I’m going to think small: My friend Jen just hipped me to the fact that one of the world’s tiniest frogs has been discovered in Borneo. Microhyla nepenthicola is a mere 10-12 mm long (i.e. barely noticeable when sitting on a penny!), but apparently its croak is loud.
Researchers discovered them aurally first. They followed the frog’s loud clicky and squeaky sounds and found them living among pitcher plants. Sometimes loud things come in tiny packages…