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Anatomy

Thanks, Matt Edwards, for this wonderful primer!!

https://edwardsvoice.wordpress.com/laryngeal-anatomy-101/

Mapping the throat

And how about getting the tongue to the right place?

Here’s a reminder:

https://edwardsvoice.wordpress.com/2017/06/12/mix-it-up-monday-remapping-the-open-throat/

No!

Anatomy

Thanks, Dr. Bastian, for this wonderful introduction to the anatomy of our voice!

What a resource!

Scott Miller has put together an incredible set of musical theatre resources at his New Line Theatre site.

http://newlinetheatre.blogspot.com/2015/10/ten-awesome-surprises-on-new-lines.html

I mean . . . WOW!

Anatomy of breathing

In my ongoing effort to provide resources for my students and others, here’s an excellent site about the anatomy of breathing:

http://tips.how2improvesinging.com/anatomy-of-breathing/

What to do?

I was visiting with a musical theatre alumnus a few months ago, one who is now working in the industry as an agent’s assistant.  He is seeing the musical theatre world from a wholly different angle.

I asked him what he knows now that he wishes he would have known three years ago.

His response:

  • Do a student film.  You will need to have a reel, and you need experience acting in front of the camera.
  • Engage in other creative activities.  Write.  Read novels.  Do improv.  Take an art class.  All of this will feed your own creativity on stage.
  • Leave college with a video reel.  You need quality excerpts of your on-stage work in college.  Beg your department for a two different two-minute clips of your best work on stage.

I would add to this:

  • See everything you can.  Even community theatre can be instructive.
  • Learn from the negative example.  We can learn what not to do just as readily as we can learn what to do.
  • Do experimental and devised theatre.
  • Learn a song — and learn it well — in at least one foreign language.
  • Take music theory courses seriously.  Anyone who sings needs to comprehend and be able to apply the symbolic language of music.

And read and do this: http://www.theatrepeople.com.au/my-advice-to-my-younger-self/