My vocal appointment didn't go so well. I use the excuse of having a cold but if the truth be known, I was lazy. I think I thought I could take this whole vocal improvement thing for granted and I could slack my way through it. After yesterday though, I realize it may be one of the most difficult tasks I have ever taken on.
My main problem is how I phrase my words. I still have all the aggressive vocal tendencies from my male past. Plus, they want me to improve my breathing all together. I can only hold an "O" or "U" sound approximately four seconds when I need to hold it for at least eight.
I need to take this all more seriously and get to work!
My therapist appointment was very predictable. If I am going through one of my healthier mental phases which I am now, we basically find other things to talk about.
For example, yesterday, we spent quite a bit of time discussing my birthday and the upcoming witches ball...both in October.
No news is good news!
I guess I'll have to wait a little longer for that phone call, then?ReplyDelete
Does your voice therapist stress using your diaphragm (no, not the birth control kind)? If you use your diaphragm when you breathe, you should easily be able to hold a vowel sound for eight seconds. Find a singing lesson video on breath control. Once you learn to use your diaphragm (and it shouldn't take long), you will be able to hold a sound for much longer than eight seconds. Of course, sounding feminine does not require drawing out sounds for that long, but I think your therapist wants you to gain control of your breathing - which is the first thing you need to produce any spoken sound.