Very often, singers wonder why they aren’t progressing at the pace that they’re expecting or hoping to. They find themselves treading water, so to speak, stuck with the same technical limitations and problems that they’ve been stuck with for months or maybe even years. It’s frustrating and discouraging, to say the least.
Few actors are lucky enough to support themselves solely by acting. Whether it’s a day job or a new career, your acting skills and training will help you become successful in any profession. Here are 10 job-related skills the craft can teach you.
The purposes of ‘supporting the voice’ are to exercise control over the amount of air being expelled from the lungs during singing tasks and to maintain a steady flow of air (and thus create a steady singing tone).
The singer should achieve a ‘lateral’ expansion around your epigastric region – the area between the navel and the sternum. This also includes the lower ribs at the sides and, to some extent, the back.
As actors, performers, or crew members out of work, you likely went from fairly physically-demanding work to being stuck at home. Everyone handled that differently. Some people leaned-into their pre-quarantine routine and not much changed other than perhaps the location of their activity