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When you yawn, your soft palette is pulled upwards, and for me that makes my ears pop.
I hope this isn't a stupid question, but I was once told in highschool that being able to old my palette in that position, to create a larger space in my mouth, was a big part of getting a good tone. I've never pursued this, I've learned different ways of opening up my throat, while relaxing my airway.

Is this true about your palette? If it is, how does one go about strengthening this muscle.

Thanks for the help
 

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Yes, the soft pallate is important to a good sound.

Blow warm air, your soft pallate will get into the proper position.
 

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Alright, maybe I've been doing it all along without thinking about it that way.

For some reason the memory of being told that just popped in my head, and I started trying different things in front of the mirror and noticed it.
 

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hakukani said:
Yes, the soft pallate is important to a good sound.

Blow warm air, your soft pallate will get into the proper position.
This is a nice image/idea that I believe causes the the larynx to lower, and the palette to rise.
 
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