This week’s term is one of my favorites! Here’s the wikipedia definition.

GLOTTAL STOP – The glottal stop is a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken languages, produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract or, more precisely, the glottis. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is 〈ʔ〉.


Blah blah blah! What does that tell you about singing? I decided to start recording some videos to help you understand these terms and how they can help you in your vocal work. I really do love this one and how it can be used when you need to find a less breathy connection to your notes. So enjoy!

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Remember – nothing is better than a one on one lesson with a vocal coach. Some of the techniques shared on this website aren’t right for every style or every voice, but when they are right – they are AWESOME!

Let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below.

Molly Mahoney Shimmer and Shine