Vocal Projection

Vocal Projection Technique

POSTURE

  • Feet shoulder width
  • Weight evenly distributed
  • Knees not locked – springy
  • Hands at side
  • Upper body lifted (imagine a string at back of head)
  • Relaxed!

BREATHING

  • Breathe low
  • Expand rib-cage at FRONT  and BACK
  • Relaxed shoulders

OPEN THROAT

  • Drop tongue
  • Lift soft palette (like when you yawn)
  • Inhale quickly on “kah”
  • Relaxed

OPEN MOUTH

  • Relax the jaw
  • Chin dropped (especially on Ah, O and Oo)
  • Let the sound out!

SUPPORT

  • From low
  • From the butt when you need it!

“BRIGHT” VOWELS

  • Bring vowels forward to increase resonance
  • Feel vibrations in the mask
  • Practice ridiculously forward (nasal) then bring back slightly