Relaxing and controlling the tongue

Keeping the tongue relaxed and controlling it influences the pronunciation as well as the quality of the voice.

If the tongue is cramped (typically if it is gathered at its base), this cramp is transferred to the entire singing apparatus. Usually children do not have their tongue entirely under control. As a result, it does not make much sense - especially with younger children - to give them direct orders for tongue position and movement. This would most likely result in another cramp or another mistake. It is much more effective to use exercises to develop the motor skills of the articulation organs, which also include special tongue exercises.


The exercises 3) to 6) should never be practiced too long otherwise it may lead to cramping.