Two things happened today that reminded me of the things we miss. My kid is…
I talk about individual components of articulation a lot.
Making sure the vowels are centered and the consonants present and complete. Addressing cadence, melody, and meaning in Voicing to make sure phrases have Purpose. Still, I haven’t written enough about the point of it all.
Just as music is not in the pitches and rhythms, no Voicing is just a sum of its individual components, at least not exclusively. We make music in the spaces between, in the silences, and in the steady, creative path towards a resolution. All Voicing is like this. We always have a goal, a journey we need to guide our listener through. So today attend to the pieces, certainly, but don’t forget the song itself.
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.