Voice Training

Voice Training

A Number Of Voice Training Exercise Routines as well as some other pieces of guidance

Your vocal cords are muscles, and like any muscle groups they can become exhausted and hurt.

The first 2 workouts are to relax off the muscle groups in the next, around the vocal cords (Voice Training).

  1. Starting with your tongue on the right hand side of your mouth area, create a shape of 8, so that your tongue goes across your top teeth, to the center, then crosses to the bottom teeth, along to the left hand side of one’s mouth, then, up, and across the top. Hold your mouth shut for this.

 

  1. Place the point of your tongue at the rear of your bottom set of front teeth. Let your jaw drop and gently push out your tongue. Repeat a couple of times.

 

The following voice training exercises are mainly for exploring ones normal range, and must be tried at different pitches, preferable gently undulating pitches:

  1. Innnnnnnng-uh!. This is mainly to discover natural resonances in your sinuses. Try words like: Ding, Ping, Zing, Ting. Hold the ‘i’ sound so that it will make your sinuses tickle.
  2. Bzzzzzz! – create buzzing noises like a bee. The idea here is to find resonances in your mouth area and sinuses. Attempt modifying the form of your mouth.
  3. Ga-ga! – Make baby noises up and down randomly inside ones natural voice range. Try with all the vowel sounds, for example. ga-ga, ge-ge, gi-gi, go-go, goo-goo

 

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Voice Training
Barbara Gillman
Principal Member Voice Perfect
A.T.C.L., L.T.C.L., F.T.C.L.
(Trinity College, London)

 

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