Resonant Space and Relaxation

From: Mastering Vibrato
by Camille van Niekerk

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The final component we need for vibrato is resonant space and relaxation. I’m bundling them together because the two tend to go hand in hand. So far we’ve worked our way up the instrument, first from breath, then to cord compression within the larynx, and now we’re in the resonators: primarily the throat and mouth,
which filter the sound wave your cords have created and hugely impacts your tone. In this lesson I will demonstrate what more or less resonant space sounds like and how to work on relaxing your face and jaw - which is the hardest thing for beginners, but I know you can do it!


Instructor: Camille van Niekerk

Camille van Niekerk is a singer, writer and vocal instructor in Southern California. Camille began studying voice and performing in musicals at age seven. In 2010, Camille began working towards her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University. She then earned her teaching credential from San Diego State University and taught classroom choral and instrumental music. Shortly after moving to LA county, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. She is constantly refining her skills and methods for greater versatility and effectiveness. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with the L.A. Choral Lab and Ensoma Creative. She lives in San Diego with her husband and loves going to the beach, practicing yoga, reading, and cooking.