Biden and Britt and How Your Face Affects Your Sound

Can't Wait to Hear You

Mar 15 2024 • 27 mins

When you’re working to hone your vocal technique, watching experienced singers or speakers use their voices can be very useful. President Biden’s State of the Union address, and Senator Katie Britt’s response, provided two very different, but very instructive examples. They demonstrate how facial expression, posture, setting, and other choices can radically change the way your voice sounds, and how hard you have to work to project it. Let’s talk about how their techniques can inform your voice practice.

Michèle Voillequé is a singer and a voice teacher living in Berkeley, California.

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