Voice Tips

 

On June 23, 2019, Jill was a guest presenter for Actor-Com '19, a conference for actors sponsored by SWIFT

 

Here are some warm up tracks for the voice (more available as a voice student):

FEMALE VOICE:               

 


 

Good for voice:

  • Water (room temp preferred)

  • Throat Coat tea - Traditional Medicinals (recommend lemon)

  • Vocal rest

  • Getting enough sleep (regularly)

  • Discovering and treating allergies regularly

  • Hydration treatments

  • Vocal warmups before singing or extended speaking

  • Keeping throat warm in cold weather (scarf)

  • Avoid those that are ill

  • Caffeine free tea

  • Regular (weekly) voice lessons with a professional coach

Track 1 - Humming Only - Jill Courtney
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Track 2 - Open Vowel - Jill Courtney
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Track 3 - Open Vowel - Jill Courtney
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Track 4 - Open Vowel - Jill Courtney
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Track 5 - Open Vowel - Jill Courtney
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MALE VOICE:

Track 1 - Humming Only - Jill Courtney
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Track 2 - Open Vowel - Jill Courtney
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Track 3 - Open Vowel - Jill Courtney
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Track 4 - Open Vowel - Jill Courtney
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Track 5 - Open Vowel - Jill Courtney
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Not so good for voice:

  • Caffeine (yes, that means chocolate too) (dehydrating)

  • Smoking (use vapes or preferably quit altogether)

  • Screaming/yelling

  • Whispering

  • Clearing throat

  • Coughing

  • Post nasal drip

  • Acid reflux

  • Sleep apnea (if untreated)

  • Alcohol (dehydrating)

  • Extreme prolonged weather exposure

  • Pollution exposure

  • Sickness exposure

  • Vocal fry (Google it if you don't know what it is)