“The ideal tone, is a mouthful of sound that ‘spins’, remoulds itself for every vowel, is felt at the lips, in the head, presses down the tongue, pushes up the uvula (soft palate), even descends into the chest, in fact fills every nook and cranny.” G.B. Lamperti
A beautiful tone should fill everything I am as a singer, which is one reason I often say I live in my instrument. If there is tension holding back part of that tone, so that it doesn’t fill “every nook and cranny” of me, my tone will not be ideal. Thus, letting the voice be all that it can be requires shifting my mental focus off of the tension and on to letting the tone fill all of me.