I thought I would put together a little audio lesson on singing with vowel compression.
Singing with vowel compression is about learning how to sing with firmly adducted cords as guided by the squillo, not by the muscular effort. This is why it is very important to find the resonance through the EE and EH. But there is no good resonance without keeping the larynx relaxed low. Also, it is very easy enticing to try to get vowel compression by pressing the tongue’s root against the larynx – a temptation we ALL need to resist as tenors.
Anyway, if you have questions you can come to my facebook page and ask away. The link is to the side.