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This module represents instructions regarding the release of tension in the jaw of the singer. Instruct singers to drop the jaw instead of opening the mouth for better tonal shape.

A relaxed jaw

A tense jaw will prevent any singer from making a consistently pleasant tone. Young singers find it difficult to solve this problem without help. There are several reasons for this. The first is that everyday or conversational speech does not require one to provide much room in the mouth. Most Americans, young and old, move the jaw only slightly when they talk. Young people then, when asked to drop the jaw, open the mouth only a fraction of the amount actually needed to produce a good singing tone. They feel certain, because the mouth is open approximately twice as much as for normal speech, that their mouth must be gaping wide. A director must show the students that the room needed for really good singing is more than they initially assume. Young people are also self-conscious about opening their mouths too far, thinking that it will make them look funny or appear silly. Of course, this is ridiculous because people expect a singer to open his mouth when performing. The same people do not think it ridiculous when a violinist tucks the instrument under his chin, placing his head in an awkward position. Neither will they consider a singer ridiculous who opens his mouth the proper amount to sing.

Ask the students to drop the jaw rather than to open the mouth. (This is discussed further in the module Choral Tone.) There are many ways to open the mouth but only one way to drop the jaw. When the jaw is "dropped," the lower jaw will go down and in toward the throat. When the jaw is open comfortably it will be free of tension and will seem to be hanging open. Singers can drop the jaw too far and place tension on the throat but this is unusual. The opposite is more likely to be the case. The face muscles should also be loose and the lips should be relaxed and free of tension. The jaw position will necessarily change when producing the various vowels but it should be kept open as much as each vowel will allow.

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what are the products of Nano chemistry?
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There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
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please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
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I think
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Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
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what is the stm
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industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
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How we are making nano material?
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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scanning tunneling microscope
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
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what is differents between GO and RGO?
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if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
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what is Nano technology ?
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write examples of Nano molecule?
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The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
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Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
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why?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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Source:  OpenStax, Choral techniques. OpenStax CNX. Mar 08, 2010 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11191/1.1
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