In today’s lesson we focused on the diaphragm, which is the main muscle used in breathing. To start with we had to find our diaphragm, ensuring we were not tense, and then deeply panting so that we could feel the diaphragm at work. In the next exercise we all stood in a circle and turned… Continue reading Breath and Voice- Supply and Support
After last week’s class on how to relax I was looking forward to actually adding our voice into the equation. This week we also did the ‘Lazy Days’ warm up but we added sounds this time. Starting with soft ‘ffs’ then ‘vvs’ then ‘mms’ and then opening it up to a ‘mmmaah’. We were to… Continue reading Breath and Voice- Connect
Relaxing your voice is a vital thing to learn as tense muscles can easily become strained, and damaged, but relaxed muscles can become stronger. In relaxing you also need to learn how to relax your whole body: this was the main focus of this week’s class. The exercises were as follows: Arm Swinging: In this… Continue reading Relaxation, Release and Alignment
Throughout my first year studying Drama at Greenwich I will be using this blog to follow my progress notably in voice classes and see how my voice develops along the way.