We aim to help all vocal practitioners translate the mind-opening power of contemporary voice science into a manageable resource such that whatever their method, they can continue to seek freshness in their search.
Science, however, is much less about knowledge, and much more about a process of addressing the world. By comparison to non-scientific approaches, where the instructor holds all the cards, and those cards are few and difficult to communicate, science has the potential to empower everyone in the learning process through clarity.
And what do we call it? Well, the Scientific Method, of course, and here are the steps:
2) Do background research: “what do other people know about the male voice, about the passaggio, about resonant strategies, laryngeal strategies, and breath pressure?”
3) Construct a hypothesis: “given what I know about the voice, I’m going to guess that his current resonant strategy is compromising his volume output.”
That’s what we’ve done with VoiceScienceWorks:
taken good notes, and translated them into quickly digestible information so that you don’t have to read everyone else’s long-form research in order to get started.
When we choose to approach our voices using the scientific method, we find that our hunger for knowledge increases, and we’re much more likely to look for hard scientific answers to help us build our hypotheses. Eventually, we realize that there are questions that no one has yet found answers to, and that’s when the real fun starts!
And what about the question of emotion? Can you be a scientist and still offer a sensitive, emotionally-charged performance? We’ve found that not only can you, but that an organized physical training process such that the scientific method provides communicates much more seamlessly with our emotions. This is because clarity creates confidence so that we aren’t worried about what’s happening physically, and are much more able to focus on training our emotional responses too.