How is it that we're only half way though the ten steps, already forming a vowel, and not making a sound yet --- get on with it already!
6. Open Your Throat
“He [Jerome] interviewed all the big name opera singers, and almost all of them mention the feeling of the beginning of the yawn to position properly for singing. The feeling is that the yawn muscles are arching upward. The focus is forward but the resonant space makes it rich and thick.”
Open your mouth wide and try to start a yawn. Feel what the muscles in your throat do - they tend to move up and back. Drop your Adam’s apple down. If successful, your throat will be open.
Think about it - Our singing is all about the movement of air through our body, our instrument, and how we handle that air along the way to make our first sound. It's the first sound and that of the music that follows!
[Ed: this is the whole point of the Robert Goulet exercise].