Intermediate Warm-up Series Playlist

VoiceGuy Playlist
The Intermediate Warm-up Series includes audio for each of the exercises outlined in the blog. These audio files can be downloaded here individually as separate .mp3’s. As the VoiceGuy develops, you will have the opportunity to download more steps in other series and you’ll be able to pick and choose the components you’d like to use for your warm-up.

Each step in the warm-up has two formats: long-form, and condensed. The long-form is me reading the blog post, so that you can learn the step properly and carefully, and come to understand the logic behind it. The condensed format is just that: it’s me leading you through the step, with very little explanation about how to do the exercise. Use this if you’ve already read the post, or have studied with me before.

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  1. Roll-Down | Long-Form Audio | Condensed Audio
  2. Sustaining Breath| Long-Form Audio | Condensed Audio
  3. Dabs of Sound| Long-Form Audio | Condensed Audio
  4. Exploring Lower Range| Long-Form Audio | Condensed Audio
  5. Jaw Swinging| Long-Form Audio | Condensed Audio
  6. Small Tongue Rolls| Long-Form Audio | Condensed Audio
  7. Soft Palate Lifting | Long-Form Audio | Condensed Audio
  8. Lip Isolations| Long-Form Audio | Condensed Audio
  9. Chest Resonance| Long-Form Audio | Condensed Audio
  10. Articulation of FFFricatives| Long-Form Audio | Condensed Audio
  11. Jawless Text| Long-Form Audio | Condensed Audio

Eric Armstrong is the voiceguy. Eric is a dialect, voice, speech and text coach based in Toronto, Canada, where he normally teaches full-time at York University’s Dept. of Theatre. Eric has been teaching voice for the actor full-time since 1994, and has taught in Canada and the US, at the University of Windsor, Brandeis University, Roosevelt University, Canada's National Voice Intensive and York University. He has worked for nationally and internationally recognized companies such as Crow’s Theatre, Volcano, SoulPepper, & Canadian Stage in Toronto, and The Court Theatre and Steppenwolf in Chicago. Eric holds a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal) in Theatre Performance, and an MFA from York University (Toronto) in Acting. His mentors were David Smukler (York, Canada’s National Voice Intensive) and Andrew Wade (Royal Shakespeare Company). He has also studied at the Drama Studio, London, and Il Stage Internazzionale di Commedia dell’Arte in Reggio Emilia, Italy. He’s a long time member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, where he has served on the board, as a conference planner, photo editor for the Voice and Speech Review, Founding Director of Technology and Internet Services, and has written numerous peer-reviewed articles, essays and reviews for the VASTA Newsletter, the VASTA Voice, and The Voice and Speech Review.

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