Breath training for speaking and singing
A new approach
|Sunday, February 25, 2024
|£75.00 (enter code EARLYBIRD at checkout, valid till 2/4/2024)
|£45.00 (enter code STUDENT at checkout)
There is enormous confusion among teachers and performers over the role of breathing in voice production, pitch production and in controlling volume. This confusion is understandable given the proliferation of inaccurate advice that contradicts both physiological function and acoustics.
This new course will look at breath training in accordance with the Estill principle of “the breath must be free to vary according to what it meets on the way out”.
The truth is that breathing that is identified as being consistent is often the complete opposite. Sub-glottic pressure is constantly adjusting in response to pitch, dynamic, Voice Quality, consonants and of course, emotion.
How can we train the breath to ‘respond’ instantly to these changes, leaving the performer free to focus on artistry, characterisation and acting, in both singing and speaking?
How should this be interpreted, what does it mean and how can we apply it to the issues encountered by performers of all levels?
The day will include:
- Top 5 Common Misunderstandings
- The key difference in ‘breathing for life’ vs ‘breathing for voice’
- Common breathing problems and how to address them
- The problem with ‘traditional’ teaching – where it works and where it fails
- Teaching and training tips
- Short online masterclass
PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF ESTILL VOICE TRAINING NOT REQUIRED