I listen to EVERYONE! A choir member was singing so free, so I tried out what he was doing but with my voice.
I can hear it in others, but I have the hardest time actually critiquing myself. Maybe I'm Loonte and narcissistic. I mean loony ;)
How do YOU know when YOUR voice is free? Or does it even matter? What does vocal freedom entail? Is it the same for every genre?
I'm not adequately knowledgeable in Estill methods. According to what I understand, there's flow phonation and compressed phonation. For classical singing, all we're taught is flow phonation. If it isn't flow, it isn't "healthy" or "free".
So when I said I found more freedom in my voice, I found more airflow! When I'm not singing classical music, I'm not in flow. That's easy cuz that's basically where I speak. I'm thinking of modifying my speaking voice closer to flow, so it can influence my classical singing for the better.
What's your interpretation of vocal freedom for your genre of music?
Here's mine: http://www.classicaltocontemporary.com/blog/free-singing-does-it-exist