Voice Training for Actors

Voice training can be bread and butter for actors! A good voice literally breathes life into the dialogue and turns a good performance into a show-stopper. An exceptional artist lives the character by adding extensive clarity and expression into the dialogue. Let’s dive deep into the details of how you can improve your voice-over skills and add meaning to your character.

Exercise Sight-Reading

Sight-reading is very important in order to overcome your fears, improve your skills and versatility. This includes reading new scripts without any preparation. As they say, “practice makes a man perfect!” the more you practice sight-reading, the better you get.  

Never Ignore the Punctuation

Breathing at punctuation is the backbone of dialogues. It blows reality, life, and sense into the scripts. It might sound trivial, but this is what differentiates a good artist from a not-so-good one. Therefore, if you properly halt at punctuation, your character will create emotional sense and better understanding.

Widen the Oral Cavity

This is known as an “artist’s exercise!” Relaxing the jaw creates more space in the mouth, allowing your tongue to move freely in the cavity. Specific tongue movements within the oral cavity create oral resonance and can add vocal expressions to the script.  

Tongue Strengthening

The tongue is an artist’s weapon. Strengthening exercises help build the tongue musculature and do more work. Drop your jaw open and point the tongue, so it touches the upper and lower lips and teeth. Repeat this step multiple times, making sure that your jaw is relaxed. Don’t forget to breathe!

Proper Pronunciation

This must have been top-of-the-list! Properly pronouncing the combinations of vowels and consonants in a word shapes it! Always keep in mind that that you are not just supposed to read the word but feel it too!

It’s time for the artists to let go of all their fears and ace! Follow these simple yet promising tips, and you can see your voice skills flourish!