Tips and advice for learning how to speak, sing, perform and live the dream of being a professional entertainer (speaker or singer) and performing artist, along with common sense commentary and rants on the state of today's music industry. Written by international master vocal coach, Diana Yampolsky, creator of Vocal Science (TM).
We have clients who come to us with various voice/vocal issues and who have already tried everything
else, especially through the means of the Internet.
Some of those people are very "computer savvy" and are able to deeply surf and navigate voice-related sites. Evidently, they have been trying to save
money, so they would not have to travel anywhere to rectify their voice problems and, instead, were trying to do it on their own and from the comfort of their home. Needless to say that
eventually, accomplishing nothing to what they were looking for, they actually
managed to make their voice/vocal issues even more pronounced and, in some cases. completely non-repairable (at least with a non-surgical approach) ...
I really like one of the commercials for men’s weight loss (that is running
very often via our Canadian media); and within this commercial, the guy who promotes his system on how
to efficiently lose wait has a slogan:
“If you could do it alone,
you would have done it already!”
Isn’t that that truth!
So, eventually, those “smart” individuals end up in my
studio where now I have to find their lost voice, discover it and uncover it,
restore it and channel it through the certain facial cavities and body muscles.
What do I mean by channeling the voice through facial cavities
and body muscles?
By that I mean that the voice has to be supported, structured,
placed and projected to its aimed destination, utilizing certain facial cavities and
Via special speech and singing exercises, coupled with
certain body movements, I am able to access designated cavities and muscles and
then re-channel the damaged, low-positioned voice in such a way that the sound will become clearer and significantly amplified!
In this instance, the range will expand exponentially; and mainly, the pitch, in
this equation, will become correct due to the achieved alignment between the subconscious and
In some more severe voice repair cases, this approach is extremely
crucial, as the main agenda is to relieve the vocal box from the pressure of
the sound; and then, by applying natural herbal and homeopathic remedies, heal
the throat flora and vocal box as a whole.
So save yourself time and aggravation (nevertheless, your
voice) and DO NOT ATTEMPT to do something on your own, as it does require many
years of experience and expertise to accomplish something as complex as the above described.