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Week Twenty Four: Vocal Practice (Part One)
Happy Tuesday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily. We’re taking our weekly work further with access to my handwritten notes for each audio chapter, the glossary gigantum and … a new nominee for our digital wall.
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EA BREATHING STRUCTURE; a step-by-step process for breaking free of the Daily Body’s habitual control of breath and expanding the Acting Instrument’s “production potential.”
By following each step, we unlock an ability to produce enough sound for the acting arena, produce that sound without strain, and restructure our daily habits to welcome unfiltered experience and fuel unapologetic expression.
Allow your mouth to open.
Allow breath to fall into one of your 12 Body Areas.
Release breath through pursed lips (“a straw”) hitting your target precisely.
The first release of breath comes in the form of soundless air.
Repeat Steps #1-3, now releasing a hummmm that hits your target precisely.
Repeat Steps #1-3, now releasing a mamama that hits your target precisely.
Repeat Steps #1-3, now releasing a 1,2,3,4,5 that hits your target precisely.
Allow EA’s Breathing Structure to move through each of your 12 Body Areas, then make its way to your lower belly, then to your rib cage, and finally settling into a “Beach Ball Breath.”
We had a tradition of capturing quotes on the Elysium walls. The torch has now been passed to the digital realm. Here’s this week’s nominee … and the .GIF it inspires: