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Old 09-08-2004, 08:50 AM #1
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I am somewhat soft spoken and want to communicate more loudly. Other than "just do it", what are some good exercises that I can do to improve that?
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Old 09-08-2004, 09:02 AM #2
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Volume is one issue, but don't forget about clarity. A short, clear message is much easier to hear and understand than a long, complex, or possibly ambiguous message.

Volume is about how much air you can push past your vocal chords and how efficiently you can use your vocal chords. You are best off taking advantage of your natural range. Many people try to force the sound of their voice either too high or too low. Either will hurt your volume and strain your voice unnecessarily. Remember the vocal chords are muscles and must be trained. A wide open throat and full lung capacity will result in the best volume, and don't forget to breath from your diaphragm. Correct enunciation and a clear concise message are equally important.

Also, if you describe yourself as soft-spoken, there could be an issue of self-consciousness as well. Just let loose and relax your lungs and throat. Push the sound out from your abdomen (diaphragm).

Search for voice or singing training/coaching tips for more information. I learned the hard way; in the Marine Corps, but it worked very well.
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Old 09-08-2004, 03:13 PM #3
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Also, if you describe yourself as soft-spoken, there could be an issue of self-consciousness as well. Just let loose and relax your lungs and throat. Push the sound out from your abdomen (diaphragm).

yea thats what i was going to say. I'm not saying thats the case in ur situation tho. Just relax. Let loose, and shout as loud and clear as possible. Practice when ur in the shower
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:40 PM #4
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Well, i'm an actor, and i work mainly in plays (no tv or such) in theaters with no amplification. one thing we learn is to pull your stomac in when saying the tonic silables of the words. alsom ther are some exercises you can do to make your voice more clear. they are quite hard to explain.
one important thing is to warm up your voice before you use it, cos your cords are just like any other muscle
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Old 09-08-2004, 08:53 PM #5
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one important thing is to warm up your voice before you use it, cos your cords are just like any other muscle
Good point. My wife is a loud and excellent singer and she does that before singing. I do about ten minutes of stretching in the staging area, but I don't think I will practice my yelling. LOL. Okay, I might do it in the car on the way there.
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Old 09-17-2004, 12:44 AM #6
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play music in your room or car and sing with it, get it progressively louder, and make sure you can hear your voice over it.
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