Physiology of Vocal belting
One researcher, Jo Estill, has conducted research on the belting voice and describes the belting voice as an extremely muscular and physical way of singing. When observing the vocal tract and torso of singers, while belting, Estill observed:
• Diction tricks help make it easier.
/f/ of “Finished?!” say /pf/ or “PFinished” …. PFaithfully 🙂
/W/ If you tap your molars together as you say the /w/ you’ll increase the power of the sound and word.
/B / explodes the /b/ for “beginning.”
other nasal consonants, you have to lengthen nasal consonants. lengthens the /m/ of “time.”
To see each of these techniques in action :
Listen to the diction.
Watch their breathing- more frequent breaths.
Listen for the thickness
Watch how they raise their heads when belting.
Look for that high back part of the tongue fill up the mouth