Well she told me not to do it too often ^_^,,
Well I know caffine, soda and milk is bad x__x; Candy/sugar as well?
Ummm, I drink decafe tea as well but that still seems to bother me XD; I dunon.
Ehh, how is tap water and ramen?
Yeah I caught her with a Coke in her hand one day and she went 3 shades of red having been caught.Originally Posted by Azure
Liquor is also verboten... but it doesn't seem to phase a lot of anime VAs I've run into over the years.
Alcohol dehydrates you though relaxes the muscles it also lessens concentration if too much has been had thereby lessening the effectiveness of vocal chords by not being able to hear what you're singing accurately. People may be wondering why being dehydrated is bad...anyone ever seen old rubber drying up and cracking, even lips when they get a little too dry, imagine your vocal chords being the same, they still need moisture and warmth to keep them in good working order. Also with alcohol it evaporates quicker than water as well so not only does it dry out your body but it dries out your mouth and throat too. Fun huh Enough of the biology lesson you may now resume your conversation.Originally Posted by Azure
Alcohol question answered...Originally Posted by Azure
yes I believe there was some lurking and a tackle involved
Okay, here's a nice one I think: feelings.
Avoid sad feelings, depression and such, because they make you dour and not willing to do voice acting (or anything as a matter of fact). It hurts your too o-O;? To emit emotion with power, you need to feel like you can do your character and be persistent against negativity.
I think good feelings make VAing easier, and can unleash talents you never knew you had. Get that heart pumpin'!
"I am somebody!" "I know I can, I know I can!"
EDIT: BTW, how is hot tea with honey?
Last edited by Radiant Paws; 04-16-2006 at 02:01 AM.
My first big mistake with my voice in plays was to let one of the immature school students (not part of our local drama group, about 14/15 smart-ass type) get to me while waiting in the wings to go out on stage for the scene and I wanted to flatten him so bad that I took my anger with me on stage.
The scene was when I had to yell at this woman and then slap her across the face (no I didn't take the anger out on her with my fists, lol, I'm not that stupid) and I used my anger to yell the line so loud that when I got off stage my throat was really sore.
The second mistake I made with my voice was in another play. I drank cordial before the performance and during the interval. Believe me when I say it didn't help at all. My voice became dry and I nearly lost my voice mid-line on two occasions. Luckily it didn't cut out completely and I managed to continue the show, but with more care until the end.
So I learnt from those two mistakes and won't be making those again.
My dad currently has to do vocal training to help his vocal cords, i knew caffine and alcohols a no no but i didnt realise milk was, though it makes sense.
He has to repeat all the vowel one by one, starting lower and increasing in volume. Then cough and few times. Then breathing exercises. Then sustained s, sh and z sounds. and finally end with fi, fie, foe, fum, i smell the blood of an english man. It was kinda wierd the first time i heard him do it, but i find myself sometimes doing it as well
There are loads of breathing and vocal excersizes but think that may be something for another thread perhaps??
One thing I forgot in keeping the voice good is to do a physical warm up before any vocally stressful or singing acting. Doesn't have to be much but in my experience warm up the whole body, a little stretching and very basic excersizes which aren't too strenuous for a couple of minutes before hand helps warm the body up including the diaphram. Then a vocal warm up of a couple of minutes and you should be warm, relaxed and ready to go with whatever part you have decided to take on
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