Vocal Health: An Introduction

Updated: May 4



BRAVA vocal health expert, Gary Owston, introduces us to the main considerations when looking after your voice.


Your instrument

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?

Your equipment

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

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