Light projects. The voice resonates!
A beautiful voice is the result of a well-tuned instrument.
In order for the voice to have resonance and timbre it must be tuned in the same way as a cello or violin.
The human instrument functions in the same way as any musical instrument. Sound results from the interaction of air on space and a framework. In the case of humans that is the skeleton.
Breathe ricochets off the skeleton and warms as it swirls around the natural amphitheatres of the body – the abdominal and thoracic cavities and the head resonating centre.
A well-tuned instrument means a body free of tension.
The freer the body, the more spaces you have to allow sound to resonate. Likewise all your joints – feet, legs, knees, pelvis, lower back, ribs and jaw must be free to allow the voice to resonate. The same must be said of the muscles in the legs, buttocks, lower back, ribs, neck, throat, mouth and face.
If the breath is restricted any where in the body, the price you will pay is your voice. Voice energy should always be about timbre and tonality.
You must be the conductor of your own instrument. The Alexander Technique will give you the tools to be that.
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What people are saying:
“Barbara’s work is an essential addition to the actor’s toolbox. Letting go of habits on all levels gives the actor the freedom to explore without tension and judgement. No actor should be without the freedom created by understanding how their body and their mind are released simply by aligning their physical self.”Adrian Barnes
“For all of us, not just actors, life puts great stress and strain on our bodies. The Alexander Technique has given me a self help method by teaching me to relax and adjust my posture so that my body, which for an actor is an instrument can work as well as possible.”Jeremy Irons
“The Alexander Technique doesn’t teach you something new to do. It teaches you how to bring more practical intelligence into what you are already doing; how to eliminate stereo-typed responses; how to deal with habit and change. It leaves you free to choose your own goal but gives you a better use of yourself while you work towards it.”Dr. Frank Pierce Jones
“I find The AlexanderTtechnique very helpful in my work. Things happen without you trying. Movement becomes light and relaxed.”John Cleese
“Once freed from the habitual tensions (so common place they are often not even recognised by the actor and singer) then the body can release into a greater range of expression with freedom, power and confidence.”Brett Wood