This is the practical research I have pursued in the classroom, on the rehearsal floor, and as an actor. In a 1957 study, when they were probably still smoking in the lab, Warren B Wooldridge recorded a bunch of subjects singing open vowel sounds normally on a variety of pitches. Compelling is what wins auditions. By smoothing out and connecting sounds, my Chinese clients are perceived as speaking more clearly, with more presence.
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Hi Connie. Thanks for your reference to his work. This is the ultimate realization of finding your voice and we see it time and time again in our coaching practice. Voice quality broadly and narrowly considered is the stuff of speech prosody, an area of intensive study in speech science, psycholinguistics, and neuropsychology. Thanks so much for your comment!
Victor says: It was not until the 1950s that mainstream English theatre evolved from its somewhat external, boulevard style of performance to an acceptance of the psychological realism of Stanislavsky. For many, it could also fall off the bottom of that list for good! Already have an account? Yale University Press.
Connie Wooldridge says: Design The lost art of designing for pleasure Co. Sometimes it might be the subconscious action of your body that results in nasality.
Vibrations reverberate through the rumbling chest, the legs, the beckoning roof of the mouth, the buzzing teeth, the astonishing corridors and caverns that create the intricate architecture of the face.
See what happens. Breath meets the resistance of the vocal folds and the vibrationary response reverberates in bony cavities and on resonating surfaces within the body. Gershon, M. From camp to camp through the foul womb of night The hum of either army stilly sounds, That the fixed sentinels almost receive The secret whispers of each other's watch: Accessed 30 June 2015.
When the breath is free from inhibitory constriction and the throat, tongue and jaw have relaxed their compensatory tensions, the voice begins to flow through the bones, the cavities, the multitudinous passageways of the body.