Vocal Physiology

Ricki Keith By Ricki Keith, 30th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1qced7jl/
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Have you ever listened to a singer and wondered just how he or she was able to make you feel such an emotional connection? Do you wonder is it something that they have that you don’t?

What is the "It" factor?

Is it the “IT” factor or is it something that you already have and just haven’t discovered yet? Professional singers and many non-professionals I have met and coached
know the true meaning of “connecting” with their audience. There is a technique that is both innate and learned. Some people naturally have a gift for emotional physiology while the rest of us have to acquire it somehow.

For the rest of us, this acquisition is really not that difficult. In fact, you can even “fake it” so to speak until you are able to master it. Let’s talk about physiology first. What exactly IS vocal Physiology? Vocal physiology is the “state” or mental, emotional and physical conditioning you employ when you sing. It is more than just good posture and proper tone, it about knowing how to put yourself into a “state” of being by applying certain
principles. One of the basic principles is the ability to imitate what you hear by employing “similar” sounds, emotion and state. I have studied voice and observed singers for many years. And I have found the one thing the really great ones have in common is this – they have the uncanny ability to “turn on” this “it” factor at any given
moment. The trick lies in knowing “how” they are doing this and exactly “what” it is that they are doing to accomplish this.

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Vocal Coaching, Voice Lessons, Voice Training

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author avatar Ricki Keith
Ricki Keith - Creator of the TSS or "Total Singing
System" and the Voxercise Technique for voice. Avid
Writer, Performer, Musician, Vocalist and Professional Vocal Coach.

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author avatar Emanuela
15th Dec 2011 (#)

That was very interesting to read. Thank you!

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