5Using Your Instrument

As a voice actor, the tool of your trade—the instrument for your performance—is your voice. Just as any other craftsperson must know how to care for the tools of his or her trade, before you can begin to learn the craft of performing for voiceover, it is vital that you first learn how to properly use, and care for, the most important tool you have… your voice! So, with that in mind, this chapter includes some essential information about how your voice works, how to deal with common vocal problems, simple warm-up exercises, and tips for keeping your voice healthy. You’ll also find some resources for further research if you feel that necessary. If you’ve never thought much about your voice, you’ll probably find most of the ...

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