Are Speech Habits Interfering with Your Resonance and Diction?
The answer for most of us is a resounding Yes.
The way we learn to articulate vowels and consonants in speech rarely leads to optimal resonance. We learn to speak by imitating the sounds we hear other people make, with the aim of making ourselves understood. While the way we naturally articulate some sounds will end up being closer to what we need for lyric diction than others, superb articulation for singing generally demands a wholesale reeducation of the jaw, tongue, lips, and soft palate.
This course provides the tools to accomplish just that. I created it because most of us do not receive this much-needed reeducation in voice lessons, at least not in a comprehensive fashion. There is always so much to cover – breathing, range, registration, musicianship, agility, stamina – that if we're singing with accurate diction, our teachers will turn their focus to matters that seem more closely related to vocal production. Yet even the most superb vocal production will only be fully realized when amplified by excellent resonance, and excellent resonance depends upon well-coordinated articulators.