How many ladies have ever dreamed of being Disney princesses, or leading ladies in an animated musical? How about guys? Ever wanted to be a Disney prince or singing sidekick? Well, first, please understand that taking this workshop won’t guarantee you anything, but it will help educate you into what’s involved when singing as a character, any character, really! You don’t even have to sound like a famous pop star or opera singer or a Tony award-winning performer. However, you do need to be able to carry a tune which for some people is easier said than done. Reading music is a HUGE plus as well or having some familiarity with it. But in a couple of cases having a good ear is enough. [Read more…] about Workshop Review: Ned Lott’s Singing in Character Class
Since healthy vocalism is essential in voice over or singing, how do you keep it in good shape? Vocal exercises help, but how can you be sure you’re doing them correctly? How do you know which technique or methodology works?
Even if you don’t plan to pursue singing as a career, having or practicing musicality will help tremendously. Monotonous tones are not exactly favored in some areas of voice over, unless the script requires it. Voice training benefits the actor is countless ways to increase vocal ability and well-being; however, you want a teacher who understands the instrument and not just hearing you sing. The concepts used in the Swedish/Italian School of Singing have been proven to be extraordinarily effective for vocalists and in repairing vocal damage.
Sadly, only a few places online seem to supply good information regarding the history and overview of the Swedish/Italian School (which can be applied to all musical styles), but these days none more so than that of maestro David L. Jones who has spent more than 30 years researching, documenting and distributing the traditions and vocal exercises.