+
vocal range of performers voices, vocal practice, singing voices, why does helium make your voice squeaky
voices, professional, training practice, helium changes, voice is most valuable asset in show business.

Or Start Here!


Your Health And Tech Friend

Voices, Voices, Voices ...

Basically there are three (3) excellent exercises to develop your resonance and pronunciation..." "... all the sounds you make should be coming from your diaphram and your mouth is used merely ..." "... utilizing the same principles and you will discover a dynamic new voice ..." "... your voice is one of your most valuable assets in show business ..."

nancy koncilja gurish

'Tech Friend' Topics | 'Food Friend' Topics | 'Water Friend' Index | Who's Who?


It's All "In The Blog!" | 'Tech Friend' Videos! My You Tube Channel | Our Cover Page




Before we go to the exercises I'd like to discuss the voice.


Unless your role as an actor calls for you to be mute, your voice is one of your most valuable assets in show business, because you will use it regardless of ..."  (this article below)


Colloidal Silver, My Story
Colloidal Silver, Information


"...All of the drills practiced faithfully and accurately will give your voice the desired results you're looking for. ..." (see this article below)


Main Index | Health Conditions | Cancer Topics


Voices, Voices, Voices ...


"different instruments sounds different even if they're playing the same note? That's down to 'timbre'. Our voices have a timbre too - they are not just one pure note but a mixture of lots of different waves of different frequencies. When air moves through our throats, it vibrates and you end up with lots of resonance frequencies, or harmonics, that sound different between different people. Someone can sound all squeaky at the same pitch as someone else who sounds normal depending on the harmonics ...."

 


 this article below.



VOICE and SYNC METHOD (for auditions)

Basically there are three (3) excellent exercises to develop your resonance and pronounciation.



THE OOM DRILL for resonance

2. The BEE DRILL for pronunciation/clarity

3. The PBTKG DRILL for clarity and fluidity

All of the drills practiced faithfully and accurately will give your voice the desired results you're looking for.

Before we go to the exercises I'd like to discuss the voice.

Unless your role as an actor calls for you to be mute, your voice is one of your most valuable assets in show business, because you will use it regardless of the medium you're working in.

Your mouth is in reality a built in echo chamber, and when you develop resonance in your voice, your voice will stand out above everybody else's.
If your "echo chamber" is not exercised regulary you will lose your resonance,
BUT don't dismay because with the exercises especially the OOM drill you can regain it again within a matter of minutes.

Here's the best way to clear your throat from soreness. I have no stake or interests in the company but I was told about this remedy after I had been in radio broadcasting for a couple of years by an announcer who had been in the business for years. Here's the product Parke and Davis THROAT DISCS.

REMEMBER all the sounds you make should be coming from your diaphram and your mouth is used merely to shape the sounds.


THE OOM DRILL

Stand so that you can get the full dynamics of this exercise.

Relax yourself completely. A good way to do this is to let your muscles relax and holding your arms at your sides shake your hands from side to side.

Take a deep breathe and then let the air out.

NOW take three (3) deep breaths and when you let the third one out use your vocal cords and with the sound coming from your diaphram, voice the sound of oooooooooo until all the air is expelled.

Do this three times in a row in a very relaxed state. DO NOT FORCE THE AIR OUT. Let it flow naturally.

THEN start again only this time near the end of the ooooooo sound add the sound of m so that the sound will come out like oooooooommmmm. ALSO roll your mouth around and close it when you're making the m part of the sound.

REMEMBER the sound comes from your diaphram.



A Special Treat! Enjoy! Our Voices Poetry

"Combining Our Voices Together... One World Voice!"

- In Poetry -




After doing this exercise THEN speak whatever you want to say utilizing the same principles and you will discover a dynamic new voice.

Repeat this exercise three times.

Don't strain your voice here's a clock to keep track of the time. At the start do them for no more than five (5) minutes.



THE BEE DRILL

This is a relatively simple drill that will produce tremendous results.



It consist of saying ee, oo, ah, oh, ay only putting a different letter (NO VOWELS) in front of all the syllables when you say it. Here are two (2) examples...dee doo dah doh day AND ree roo rah roh ray.

There you have it now go to it.



THE PBTKG DRILL

This drill refers to each of the consonants P, B, T, G, K. When you say P your tongue is located just inside your mouth and the letter P is pronounced with the lips. The same thing with the letter B.



But when you utilize the letters T, K, G your tongue should be traveling farther back in your mouth.


Try it P B T K G and when you feel you can do it comfortably, do it a little faster and repeat it many times.

ALSO another combination of letters people mispronounce is the combination of th. This is done with the tongue slightly protruding from the mouth. Try it...by saying thank you. NOW think and so on.


PRACTICE


PRACTICE


PRACTICE


SYNC METHOD (for auditions)

For ACTOR:


When other actor or director is speaking read then look up...pause...breathe...give creative delivery.

Deliver each segment in a different SPEED, PITCH, and VOLUME according to your interpretation of each segment.


For BROADCASTER:


Breathe...creative delivery
Instructions same as those preceeding.


Charles Northrup
Phone: (561) 649-0041
E-mail: northrup@webtv.net
4610 Happy Landings North
West Palm Beach, FL 33415



Characteristics Of A Good Stage Voice!


1. Rate- This is how fast or slow one speaks.


2. Projection- This is how soft or loud one speaks.


Lack of projection is caused by nervousness, inexperience, and poor breathing.


3. Clarity- This is how clear one speaks. Speech is not garbled, mumbled, or lazy.


4. Expression- Actors are instructed to overemphasize and exaggerate as much as possible. “Make it BIG”!


5. Pitch- This is described as your vocal range. As a performer, you should try to use your full range of speaking.


6. Stance- Performers should stand up straight with weight on both feet. Do not cross your legs or rock back and forth. (In other words… DON’T SQUIRM !!!)


If you hold a script, it should be held slightly above waist level.


7. Eye Contact- Performers should make eye contact with their audiences at all times (unless given stage directions to do otherwise).


8. Poise-This is how you hold yourself. The actor must approach their presentations with confidence in both their ability and preparation. 



Body Inflammation


only search Your Health And Tech Friend


Create a web page in minutes!



Why does helium make your voice squeaky?

 


You know what its like - you go to a party and after a little bit too much cake, those helium balloons become too much to resist. So what is with the hilarious squealing? It helps if, to start with, you understand how our voices work.

When you talk, sound is produced by passing air over our vocal cords (flaps of tissue in our throats) causing them to vibrate. The vibrating vocal cords make the air around them vibrate and this makes sound. We can change our voice by changing the shape of our throat and mouth, allowing us to make different sounds for different words. Our voice comes out in the form of waves, and it is the frequency of these waves that makes a high note sound high and a low note sound low.


But our voices aren't quite this simple. You know how different instruments sounds different even if they're playing the same note? That's down to 'timbre'. Our voices have a timbre too - they are not just one pure note but a mixture of lots of different waves of different frequencies. When air moves through our throats, it vibrates and you end up with lots of resonance frequencies, or harmonics, that sound different between different people. Someone can sound all squeaky at the same pitch as someone else who sounds normal depending on the harmonics of their voice (explaining why some people sound great on that TV singing shows and others, well, they just don't).

Now the fun bit is when we start thinking about what happens if we breathe helium. Sound waves behave differently depending on what they are trying to move through. Normally, we breathe air, which is a mixture of gases containing mainly nitrogen and some oxygen. Sound waves generated by our vocal cords move through air at a constant speed of around 350 meters per second.

But helium is less dense than the air we normally breath and this means that sound waves travel through it much faster than usual (around 900 meters per second) during the short time that they are making their way through the throat and out of the mouth. The pitch of our voice isn't actually altered, but the timbre or quality of the voice is. Basically, the fast moving higher frequency sounds have more power as they float about in your throat, and the lower frequencies get a bit lost. So our voices end up sounding flat and you talk something like Donald Duck.

I know a lot of people say that your vocal cords vibrate faster in helium, but there is no evidence for this. There is also nothing to back up the idea that the pitch of our voice is higher after breathing helium (although you'll probably automatically talk in a high pitched voice if you breathe helium because you expect your voice to go higher). If you don't believe that the pitch is really not altered, try singing before and after breathing helium (you'll be able to hear the pitch better). You should find that the sound your voice makes isn't actually higher, just squeaky and flatter.

So if a lighter gas like helium gives us a squeaky voice, wouldn't a denser gas like Argon or Xenon amplify the lower frequencies and make it richer? This is actually true, but the problem is that these gases are harder to get hold of than helium. Xenon for example is very expensive, and in addition, it has anesthetic properties similar to nitrous oxide, so you can get a little high if you breathe it. Just take my word for it and don't try it for yourself.

Something to remember: Although helium is un-reactive, it can still kill you. If the entire room was filled up with helium, you would quickly asphyxiate due to there being no oxygen present. Please do remember this if you insist on breathing in helium - while a balloon-full isn't going to do you any serious harm, that light-headed feeling you get after breathing in too much balloon gas is a sign that you're not getting enough oxygen into the lungs and you should probably give the balloon breathing a rest.

(Please click on the heading to this text and source)


"...A Good Stage Voice!

1. Rate- This is how fast or slow one speaks.

2. Projection- This is how soft or loud one speaks.

Lack of projection is caused by nervousness, inexperience, and poor breathing.

3. Clarity- This is how clear one speaks. Speech is not garbled, mumbled, or lazy.

4. Expression- Actors are instructed to overemphasize and exaggerate as much as possible. “Make it BIG”!..."  see this below...





Voice - On Helium, Stage Voice, Exercises


Your Health And Tech Friend


What caused me to wonder about voices is that.... we participate in a rosary each week and a certain nun, sits in on the rosary ... she sits near the back of the chapel.  Her voice!  All I can think of when she speaks is the sound of a shoe being slapped on the concrete!  I hate to say it.  But if voice were a baseball... she just 'throws it out there.'   Wham!  Bam, bam, bam...  From what I've read here, she has a lot of expression and good 'pitch.'  She is a 'younger' woman, maybe 30's, and it's so nice to have the nuns participate in the rosary.  Voices can be a funny thing, huh? Surprisingly different from one's expectations.  You can't judge a voice until the person opens their mouth and speaks.   Your Health And Tech Friend>Please click on any heading or picture graphic to the next page or topic!


 



I've been using colloidal silver since 2006. I found the first bottle at the General Nutrition Center (a local health food store), under the category of Bone and Joint Support. Online in 2006, I found the company Utopia Silver and purchased a 9 volt battery set-up. I used that until this last year, I then purchased, fromUtopia Silver, an electric generator and have enjoyed the ease of making silver more efficiently and quickly. I've found through the years, occasion after occasion to explain to friends and family how silver works and the many things it works on. So much so, that I made a decision, finally, to create a website to tell my story - and that would be that. So - this is it.


In 2006 I had a recollection from when I was 'table-high' about 4-5 years old, I was visiting at my best friend's house - in her basement. I remembered the sight of (an 80 + year old man) her Italian descent Grandfather, reaching in his pocket,pulling out a coin and flipping... ... read more ...


Sincerely, Nancy Koncilja Gurish



The Editor of Your Health and Tech Friend

The Brown Scapular

End Childhood Hunger






engine room of steam ship

"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." -- Thomas Jefferson



"...We as human beings have an enormous array of emotions we feel continuously, whether we are aware of it on a conscious level or not. All emotions have a charge that we feel as positive or negative. Moment by moment we are releasing emotional charges into our bodies and most often unaware that we are feeling anything at all. In society as a whole, we have become so totally disconnected from our emotions."...follow this article...




Disclaimer


Please see my instructional video - 'Testing Your Saliva pH'

The body's acid/alkalinebalance.  Your Health And Tech Friend




I've been using colloidal silver since 2006. I found the first bottle at the General Nutrition Center (a local health food store), under the category of Bone and Joint Support. Online in 2006, I found the company Utopia Silver and purchased a 9 volt battery set-up. I used that until this last year, I then purchased, from Utopia Silver, an electric generator and have enjoyed the ease of making silver more efficiently and quickly. I've found through the years, occasion after occasion to explain to friends and family how silver works and the many things it works on. So much so, that I made a decision, finally, to create a website to tell my story - and that would be that. So - this is it.


In 2006 I had a recollection from when I was 'table-high' about 4-5 years old, I was visiting at my best friend's house - in her basement. I remembered the sight of (an 80 + year old man) her Italian descent Grandfather, reaching in his pocket, pulling out a coin and flipping... read more.... 


Diseased, Disabled, Disgruntled!

Body, Mind, Spirit - Total Health,     
Life Is Too Short! The Next Fifty Years. I've Quit Facebook!

Sources Page

Website Building Help!

Events! Events! Events!


A welcome reaction to taking

colloidal silver, for myself and
my husband has been the relief
from arthritis pain. My left
knee is my worse knee. Both
knees have 'chondramalacia
patella'.
I've been diagnosed with thatbr>since my mid 20's. I'm 54
at this time. My left knee
is very unmanageable, without
taking silver. It buckles -
(I've just had an x-ray taken
and have an appointment with
an orthopaedic physician's
assistant this week) 6/17/11.
I'll look forward to what
the 'doc' tells me. My friend
is guessing as to which
anti-inflammatory he'll try
and put me on. I'm on silver,
and that is all that I need.
I've had the x-ray taken because...
continue this article

(As of this date:  June 2, 2012 I am 56 years old and my knees are still doing very well

[Note: Update - August, 2013 - still doing great! My knees are very healthy and I attribute it to taking colloidal silver, a small amount on a regular basis. Nancy]

as I continute to take colloidal silver on a regular basis.   It seems about a half an ounce a day is fine for me. I weigh approximately 125 lbs.)

I am living successfully with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  This is a link to my story of living with this disorder.  Nancy Gurish, Editor<

I find that my days go very much more smoothly if I take a little time out each day for quiet time.

Prayer in the morning.... during the day if needed, or where needed. Also some time to relax my mind; clear my mind and allow new thoughts to come in. Or to let my ideas re-form or take new shape. It helps me greatly.


The Editor .... YHTF... to this text...


Preface Page


...My daughter wore the Spine Core scoliosis brace. I will be posting about our experience. In short, the brace is a wonderful, wonderful device (invention); it corrected her thoracic and her lumbar curves. She had advanced scoliosis; and was partially considered mature (12 years old) when she got the brace. Please bear with me - I will write about our experience with the brace as soon as possible. I'll try for sooner, not later. My only mistake with the brace was not choosing it one year before.

[Update: It is August 2013: I still have the opinion that if we'd had the 'Spine Core' brace, when the curve was small; it would have kept it from advancing. It did keep it from advancing, even at the 'late' age of 12. It 'did it's job' and held the curve to it's - pretty advanced degree. Our effort(s) since this first writing has been in the area of '

angstrom sized minerals.

We purchase them through a distributor for the company, Water Divine. You can find them online. Those vitamins, with the Spine Core brace, would very much do a good job in correcting the curve. I'm convinced, and I'm well educated now in this disease. I'll post updates on the changes in the cobb angles, as soon as possible. Nancy

An important piece of information is that

immediately upon wearing the brace, her pain was taken away.

  She'd had back pain as a constant companion up until then." ...continue to this text...

...This is a picture of  my bentonite clay foot-bath experience. You can see from the pictures that the 'clay' which is a liquid - did turn a darkish color after soaking my 'tootsies' in it. I only used a small amount of the clay as I had borrowed that bottle from a friend. It was a nice experience. I don't know what the toxins consisted of, but it was not dirt from my feet.


Bentonite Clay...

.

The liquid changed from a gold to a grayish color. This was after about 20 minutes to a half hour soak..." Your Health And Tech Friend

to bentonite clay articles....

"...I have in fact made my choice. I am currently working on the choice that I believe I have made. I'm at my keyboard and this is the work I feel I am directed to. It is the work that I like the best: so, does that make it a wrong choice? There are a few articles which are posted on this website that suggest doing what 'feels right'.  In my life, what felt right hasn't always been the best thing... or am I confusing that with what 'feels good?' Maybe. But I believe that if your whole heart is in something... if something comes easy... if something doesn't feel like work; and if you are willing to put forth the effort, willing to go the distance; and, if you have the opportunity, then well, those may be the operative ideas/words/actions, that help to make a decision. Then, as I said, I use prayer. So, the second half of prayer is listening... waiting... having patience. Giving time, time. Meaning let the work begin. And rest and let the results ...to read more...


Please contact me with questions or information at Yourhealthandtechfriend@yahoo.com


Events!  Entertaining, And Altruistic

How The Body Works

Places...

Other Places....

Other Places...

Tragedies; For Prevention.... Texting And Driving - Let's Help To Stop These

Texting and Driving

Drinking and Driving - 'Tyler's Light'

World Hunger

Yoga

More Yoga

Your Health And Food Friend - A 'Sister' Magazine!

(Please Note:  I am not affiliated with the medical community - Please see your doctor if you have a medical condition)