Strange Sounds Abound
When we first begin to build vocal technique, it is often most expedient and advantageous to work with the different parts of the instrument in isolation. This entails being given various technical exercises by a well-qualified teacher in order that you begin to find the necessary muscle coordination that produces a free, healthy and powerful vocal sound. Often times these exercises will sound unusual to the untrained ear; yet, it is usually very necessary to work in isolation on different muscle groups in order to more quickly and efficiently fulfill the goal of singing in a "full-voiced" sound.
Something that can happen during these early training periods is that the student can misunderstand Â the purpose for working in isolation. You may not always see the "big picture," and that this is a very temporary phase in your vocal development. It's important that you refrain from making many decisions about your voice during these early phases of development, because it can be very dif