How To Strengthen Your Voice
How To Strengthen Your Voice
The human voice consists of sounds like laughing, screaming, crying, talking and singing. Strengthening the voice is very easy to do but most people do not have an idea of how to do it.
I'm going to be passing on some top tips for confidence, speaking well and making a really great impression. How to strengthen your voice; the good news is, if you want to strengthen your voice that it's very easy to do, if you do the practice. Your voice is a bit like fitness in the sense that if you do something useful on it every day, you will very quickly see a good result.
And I always say to clients if you do five or ten minutes a day on your voice you will start to really reap the benefits, an hour once a week is not the same, so exercises to strengthen the voice need to be done daily and I think it is really important that you need to make them fun as well because frankly if they are not fun you will not do them. The first thing you got to know if you want to strengthen your voice is that the voice is like an instrument that is a little bit like a guitar. Most people have no idea how the voice works, but if you think about it, your body is the body of the guitar, and the string is the larynx, which is here, the air leaves you lungs and it hits the larynx and the larynx vibrates and sends sound particularly into your skull, your jaw, the bone under the sinuses but also to the whole of your lower body.
And that sound is called resonance. And if you want to strengthen your voice you need to really, first of all, align you posture because if you are not standing well then you are not creating an effective instrument so go to see a pilates teacher go to Alexander technique, do yoga class, just check in the mirror, how am I standing?. And you really want to have a good straight posture, what you really want to check for is that you shoulder are not doing this, so get your shoulders nice and relaxed, make sure that your spine is straight and that you are not sticking your head forward, because that sticking of the head forward will really weaken your voice.
The next thing you need to do some daily voice exercises, something like every morning if you get up and sing, sing in the shower, you sing in your sitting room that will really gently strengthen your voice. Another thing to do is humming, humming is a really safe thing to do and it can just warm up your voice and strengthen it if you do it every day. So what you do, you put your hand on your stomach, you breath out, you wait for the breath in and the breath fills up you tummy like an air balloon.
And then you hum
and if you do that for a minute or so you will start to feel that your voice warms up and starts to vibrate at the front of your face. Then next thing you do, breath out wait for the breath in
and you can do that for a couple of minutes and you will start to feel that your voice warms up. The next sound that you can do is
and if you do that mo and that mo for five minutes or so your voice will feel a lot warmer.
You can also tap your tummy while doing it
and that will give you a gentle warm up for your voice. I really want to make clear that you must not do this with tense shoulders or sticking your head forward because if I this
you can hear that the sound is really different, that's a tense voice. So make sure your shoulders are relaxed, make sure your breathing low, and do that very gentle hum and ma and mo each day and you will start to have a more relaxed open sound.
The other thing that is quite silly but good fun to do is in your sitting room sing along to the radio or to a track you really like and do it in a really big singing voice like Para Roti and I'm not letting you do it here but you can real fun trying. So if you really want to strengthen your voice a daily warm up done for five minutes will make all the difference and if really want to learn more there is some voice coaches around that usually connected to drama schools and it would be well worth for someone to have a couple of sessions or joining an acting class where there's a little bit of voice coaching or of course le