Russell Watson is an English tenor who has captivated the world with his beautiful voice. He sings both operatic-style and pop songs.
When listening to him sing, you can really feel the powerful energy he is projecting and can clearly hear his advanced technique of producing a self echo with his voice.
A friend asked me, “Do you think that Russell Watson uses too much echo in his voice?” This is a talent I admire, that is becoming all too rare these days. I am a huge fan of his work, own his CDs/DVDs, and have also attended his concert in Japan.
That’s why, I am proud to say I have investigated his larynx, voice and deep singing techniques.
Let me share the results of my findings.
(1)He makes a self-echo, but not only while using the special effects of a microphone.
(2)He bends his neck (the submental region is almost touching the top of breastbone!), integrates the pharyngeal cavity and the oral cavity lengthwise, and also controls the echo by himself. (attentiveness, consideration and carefully focusing on the position of the epiglottis is necessary for bel canto!)
(3)It’s easy for him to get tired, more quickly than most, because he uses a large muscle to support his head, the sternocleidomastoid muscle.
(4)His lips are gravely concerned in displaying emotion and luminescence of his voice.
When referencing “Sound,” that includes the “Echo.” That’s why, we can confidently say that his voice has “Excellent and advanced sound quality!”.
Note1:Regarding (2),this is a very important tip, and is often hidden by professional singers.
Please thank your hyoepiglottic ligament! The hyoepiglottic ligament is a connective tissue structure located in the neck’s sagittal section, specifically in the left half of the larynx. It is an elastic-like band that connects the epiglottis and the hyoid bone.