CHOOSING YOUR VOICE: BUILD BLOG BLOG 1 PART 2

 

control

“all the art of living, lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on”- henry ellis

Give up on expectation

In which for you to get to know your true voice, you have to give up the need to control the outcome of what your voice will actually be for it become what it is.

Believe it or not we are clever creatures and can mask a whole range of things – deluding ourselves as to what is our true sound.

Worrying about whether you will like what you hear, be able to sing the things your want to, achieve the things you want, get to this point – by this certain amount of time…is only a mechanism which will delay you.

The truth is your real voice will be what you had always dreamed PLUS some. But of the trick is you wont know that until you get out of the way. Which means you need to be willing to run the the risk of something new, operating your voice and neurological patterns in a new way which may be quite foreign. But this is half the fun if you embrace it!

Our bodies create the same actions required in singing when we sneeze, grunt, cough or yell out in an emergency in which to support our sound. Give over its all going to be ok!

competition

“the day you stop racing, is the day you win the race” Bob Marley

Give up on competing

The only competition we are in, is with ourselves.

And I actually debate this with students, and ask is there really is one at all?

A competition is based on the assumption that you didn’t have it all to begin with.

You are not actually acquiring your voice, you are bringing it out!

Instead of competing, give your body more space to learn, endeavour to be less critical – open up and maintain your focus, rather then compressing your sound under the stress of self competition.

I love the saying the best way to kill competition is to partner it.

So being in your true voice means embracing yourself, encouraging yourself and accepting yourself in the process of learning, your body and the joys of the singing journey.

The competition is over…because you have already won.

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 © Alisha Gartland – The House of Voice 2015

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