Make a Career in Voice Anchoring;
How to improve your voice
Voice is God gifted, yes it is true in fact, but it can be trained, this is also a fact. Nobody is a born singer or narrator or voice artist, yes he/she may have a sweet, melodious voice by birth but still his/her voice needs to be trained enough to modulate, variety and able to perform professionally for a required time. How to improve your voice for voicing, dubbing, mimicry so that you are able to have more base, uncharted, rhythmic voice and have some control over your throat to produce variation and modulation in your voice as and when necessary. Whatever you want to become in voicing arena, be it RJ, voice over artiste, dunning artist, mimicry artiste, performing actor, you need to modulate your voice according to the mood of the script. This is the first requirement of being a professional voice artiste. Anyway, let’s understand the training; its activities & steps:
- English or Hindi Phonetics-3000 words & sentences pronunciation practice) Regular sound drills & Pronunciation activities, voice modulation & control plus English& Hindi Language training enhances your voice.
Like what a singer does every morning called “Riyaaz” you should also do the same every morning. You can take “Sa” only of Sa Re Ga Ma and then take a deep breath and start reciting “Sa” with your full base voice till your breath ends. Keep in mind you have to inhale fully and should go on saying “Sa” till the end of your breath in a continuous pitch without any breaks, variation or modulation of your voice. This will not only help you in having good base voice but also increase your voicing stamina.
- Verbal Reading
If Main/Lead Voice Over is your target, you should everyday practice at least two scripts with proper diction, pronunciation, modulation as & when. If you do not have the stamina you may lose your voice in a lengthy script that is your voice may be bold, enthusiastic, and fresh in the first quarter of the script and may get tired or becomes low in the end. This is called the stamina of Voice, to remain one till the end especially in the case of background lead voice over or narrators for documentaries or audio visuals. Read inspiring books, Autobiographies & Biographies. Record your voice everyday and listen.
Yoga plays a very important role in keeping your throat & voice healthy. Everyday chanting of “OM” for 10 minutes will give similar positive results as mentioned in point number one. You can also perform other Asanas for throat as “Singasana” which will clear your throat and “Bhastrika Pranayam” which will increase the lung capacity & oxygen retention keeping you away from all problems. One more Yoga asana which is the most effective is ‘Ujjhayani Pranayam’ where full throat is contracted inside, and a sound is produced in reverse, that is you are producing sound by inhaling in through nose but throat is fully contracted and lips closed. When you breathe in fully, after that you release your throat muscles and release the breath through the left nostril, by holding the right nostril with your right thumb. A very effective way to exercise your tonsils.
- Mutkaa activity
To have a good feel of your voice and make it more fluent, speak ‘OM’ or simple ‘Aaaah’ in an earthen pot or a ‘Mutka’. You can also practice your scripts like this before appearing for an audition or final recordings.
- Be careful
Stay away from negative persons, very cold things, beverages, aerated waters, chocolates, pickles, chilies and anything very sour. Chocolates, Toffees and other paste like things form a layer on your tonsils, exposing it to infections. If you eat occasionally do try to clear your throat and I hope you all brush your teeth before sleeping. Try to gargle your throat by simple Ayurvedic Gargle Concentrate, diluted in warm water before going to bed every day. This would minimize any chances for infection while you are in your sleep.
- Demo CD
New Budding Voice Talent or Fresher desiring to get into Voicing Industry can avail our special Demo CD after completing voice training Course. Your Demo CD would be made in a Professional Sound Studio with tips on Voicing. This will help you in boosting your confidence & courage to search more avenues in gaining success as Voice Artist. Remember, “You are dead when you think you have learnt it all”
Career in VOICE:
- Voice Dubbing
- Emcee / Live Host / Anchor as Career
- Voice Dubbing as an Alternate Career
- Narration – Films & Documentaries
- RJ – Radio Jockey as Career
- Voice Dubbing
- Similarly for other voicing fields like; stand-up comedy, cartoon dubbing, simple dubbing etc.
Course: Voice training practical with one demo CD.
Duration: 3 Months
Course Fee: Rs 50,000/-
Advance: Rs 25,000/-
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Sir Avinash K Arvind
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Smart Minds Skills Academy
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University Marg, Bapu Nagar, Jaipur