Like many before and after me, I came to Vienna to study singing. Now I pretty much only sing when I am out walking with my dog. Today I was reminded of how curiosity can help with singing. I was walking down the street singing a bit–don’t much care anymore what other people think of me–and moved my tongue a tiny bit. Suddenly my voice was resonating in an entirely different and better place and my diaphragm was supporting the tone much better. I carried on experimenting with my tongue and jaw and had a grand old time.
Of course there are times when you aim to do something specific, but playing around with your voice can be a really good way to sing better. Curiosity in action.