Unlock Voice Tension
In Lesson One, we will talk about what makes sound and where your breath is converted to sound, or voice, in your body.
You will begin at the top of your head to identify the most critical points where you can release voice and breathing tension. You will learn the small, easy, simple movements that one by one, by one, release your voice.
These open positions are called your, “Home,” or “Resting” positions, and each triggers a release, motion in the next point down in your vocal mechanism in the upper third of your body.
Dancers warm-up, martial artists warm-up, instrumentalists warm-up, and voice people warm-up. And, before we even make a sound, we have to put our instrument in an aligned position that naturally allows the voice to easily happen. This rested position is call your, "Home Position."
Now, I don’t expect you to perform each of these movements right the first time.
All of us have habits in our voice and in our tongue and mouth and face, and all the parts that make up the vocal mechanism that move out of their optimum position.
So, it will take a little time for your to find the resting positions, unwind the tension and then become comfortable leaving these points in their resting positions so the voice, and the air, and breath can enter.
Take your time. These are so important. These important, fundamental movements are the movements that begin all the other advanced movements you will learn later in this course.
So, it’s not a race. It’s a progression of understanding how your body works.
Take your time.
Schedule your practice sessions.
Focus on each point at a time and we’ll be able to move onto the next unit, which is breathing.
But first, before we can allow breath into the vocal mechanism we have to find the release points, unlock them so they can naturally draw breath in.
So, with that, let’s begin and talk about sound and how and where your voice is made.