BRAVA vocal health expert, Gary Owston, introduces us to the main considerations when looking after your voice.
Your voice is a wonderfully versatile, expressive, robust instrument. It needs to last a career-lifetime. Some necessary knowledge, simple explanations and easy exercises can help you achieve this.
The two major considerations in vocal health are: what physical equipment do you have and how do you use it?
The primary equipment is:
Breathing Muscles - providing breath energy, support, stamina Vocal Folds (or cords) - providing the means to initiate a sound
Resonating areas of the body - providing amplification chambers and vibration (noise) potential
The secondary equipment is:
Articulation muscles - providing speech
Frequency modulators - providing dynamics
Nothing too much
This Ancient Greek maxim is the main key consideration when using your vocal equipment - in other words finding a balance and optimising your vocal production. Other factors such as resonance, articulation and frequency are not so crucial but nonetheless have to be considered.
Masterclass: Intro to Vocal Health
We’ll take a look at these considerations and more in our upcoming vocal health masterclass. Gary will help you explore your breathing muscles, vocal folds, resonators, articulators, modulators and more.
Further info & book here: https://www.brava.uk.com/intro-vocal-health