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Gravity and Breath

Letting breath “drop” is a common expression amongst a certain kind of voice teacher, including myself. It’s connected to the feeling of letting breath into the lower part of the abdomen, with a contraction of the diaphragm and a release

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Breath in the Belly

It’s the start of a new year at my university where I teach voice to the acting students in the Dept. of Theatre. We begin, as you might imagine, with breath. The first day, we do an exercise that I

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Jaw Swinging on Triads

This post will combine the Jaw Swinging exercise of the Intermediate Warm-up with the descending triads used in the Resonance Basics of the Basic Warm-up. The sound of the descending triad can be heard in this audio file. If you can

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Body Alignment

Alignment is something that has been part of Actor training for a very, very long time. In old days, it was called Posture, or sometimes Deportment, and it was about how to hold your body so that it looked the

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Basic Warm-up Series Playlist

The Basic Warm-up Series includes audio for each of the exercises outlined in the blog. These audio files can be downloaded here as a single file, compressed in .zip format, or individually as separate .mp3’s. As the VoiceGuy develops, you

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