Chatting with Mandy Mayhem, writer and star of MUTHA, and Rapping with Actors. Photo credit Kevin Patrick Robbins on the set of Mandy Mayhem's Rapping with Actors. (@rappingwithactors on IG). — at 299 Queen Street West.
Mental permissions have a distinct impact on the vocal range you produce. The voice is a peculiar thing - our sense of identity is tied up in it. How do we expand our sense of what is possible? Releasing tension is a process of vocal training, often, but integration is a function of working with your mind.
Let's think about this: as a child, you could flatten a restaurant with one big howl. It took very little effort. As an adult, it takes BIG effort to project your voice so freely, and yet your muscles are technically stronger. What gets in the way of the voice being powerful and effortless as we age?
The only reason people don't walk out on some speakers is the same reason that you eat pudding in a hospital. You eat pudding because it's the only thing in front of you. Given better options, that pudding would be in the garbage.
People having a hard time hearing a speaker even when they are using a microphone. Differentiating between projection, power, and volume.
Vocal Strain, how to solve it. Racing and speaking too quickly. Concerns for public speakers who are straining their voices repeatedly or who are hard to hear even with a microphone.