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This is a drawing that i made to explain the position of the vowels as spaces within the human instrument.
Try yourself and whisper the different vowels in your language and you will remark that even in whispering the vowels have different pitches, a different position that resonates at different places of the body.I distinguish between vertical and horizontal vowels. Vertical vowels are i-ü-ö-o-u
(they build a line from light to low, a natural sound that you do when you sigh)
and the horizontal vowels are a-ä-e,
vowels that you use for natural energetic expressions such as laughter or screaming, calling a person.
'i' (in english 'eeeh') will sound light and 'high' (rather 'short') where as 'u' (in english 'oooh' has a rather 'long' shape and sounds dark.
You will recognize that you find one vowel at several parts of the body, this is because sound is a spacial constellation rather than a single spot.
You can use this 'map of the human instrument' to open up spaces in the body and to work on its tensions and blocades. In order to do that, one can also inhale sounds and wander from one vowelposition to the neighbour vowel.


Everybody can open up the voice and its spaces in the body. It's not a privilege of the singer only!
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