Thanks for your feedback Rob!
...The house doesn't sound quite as horrendous as you might think, because I am singing along with Alise with instrumental backing, from the CD and not solo!
Since the houses both sides of me are now young couples, I tend to do the singing at weekends after noon in case of hangovers, and weekdays after they have gone to work. On one side they have a very well-behaved Alsatian dog-....maybe she's a bit deaf
I saw a science website of the BBC which seemed to fit quite well my idea of why the singing works...http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/ ... ders.shtml
Apnoea is caused by the same muscles that cause snoring. It occurs when the muscles of the soft palate (1)...at the base of the tongue(2)... and the uvula (3)..(the small fleshy piece of tissue hanging back of the throat) relax, partially blocking the opening of the airway. However, sleep apnoea is more dangerous than snoring in that it alters normal breathing patterns.
..I have inserted the numbers and the dots into the quotes....:
(1) the soft palate are singing excercises one, two and three
(2) the base of the tongue is exercise twelve in the singing programme and
(3) the muscles supporting the uvula, the palataopharangeal arch, are exercises four and five in the singing.
The idea is that once they have a bit of tone, these muscles will not bunch up and be flacid, hanging down, and blocking the airway
All the best for now, and get singing!!!!!!!! Ken