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Projecting voice - straining voice

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by SM_BSc, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Hi,

    When I had my observation from my university tutor, she said I project my voice well but it seems like I am straining my throat. This is true, because if I spent a lesson where I had to 'shout', the next the day my throat would feel raw.
    Just wondering if there is anyone with tips on how to talk loudly without damaging my throat.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. You need to project from your diagphram. I'd suggest asking someone in your school/uni drama department- it's best to do it practically rather than theoretically explaining it.
     
  3. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead New commenter

    I have arranged for the Head of Music who is a very experienced Brass player to do a session for our trainees next week. See if there's someone at school who can help - ask your Professional Mentor who you might approach.
     
  4. If nothing else, you will at least be able to give yourself a fanfare at the start of the lesson. (LOL at my own attempted joke)
     
  5. Thanks. I have actually finished my first placement so hoping I can arrange something in my second placement.
     
  6. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead New commenter

    Blimey - he's not THAT good. I'm tone deaf!!
     
  7. I was the same and just... got used to it. I practiced a lot and by the end of the year I felt pretty confident. Also, don't shout too much - I never shout more than once per lesson, except for practical lessons where I literally have to shout to be heard - and even then all I will shout is "STOP!" and wait until they turn it off so I can talk at a normal level.
     

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