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Feeling the Soft Palate Move

What is the deal with the Soft Palate? There are three major holding blocks on the voice that Krisitin Linklater identifies in Freeing the Natural Voice: the Jaw, the Tongue and the Soft Palate. Jaw tension really limits the speaker’s

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Neck Stretching

In this post, I’ll be reviewing how to do neck stretches. The goal here is to stretch out your neck muscles prior to beginning your voice work-out. There are muscles on all sides of your neck, so we need to

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Intermediate Warm-up Series Introduction

If you’ve been following along with the blog, you know we’ve worked our way through a ten step┬áBasic Warm-up Series. Today begins the next series, a set of ten steps that, taken individually will increase your knowledge of your voice’s

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Intermediate Warm-up Series 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

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R You Speedy?

In my last post, we covered the similarities and differences between bunched /r/ and apical /r/, made with the back of the tongue and the front of the tongue respectively. The front /r/ we called an apical /r/ because it

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