What does the sound of your voice say about you? Does it sound like a…
Resonance: the quality in a sound of being deep, full, and reverberating.
Resonance can seem like an abstraction. What does it mean that a voice is deep, full, and reverberating? And, how do you acquire these attributes?
Resonance is about the application of air, energy, and vibration in a way that enhances the voice. You can start to train resonance by increasing your sensory knowledge of vibration — Using Hums, Buzzes, and Lip Trills to increase your sensory perception, working on how well you are managing and using air, and connecting neurological intention to these physical attributes.
Training resonance can seem daunting if you don’t have a natural receptivity to it. Still, it is important to note that resonance is not magical, it can be learned especially when you give yourself permission to play with vocal sensation.
Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user. Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.