Thursday, August 26, 2010

diaphragm, voice

"It is misleading, therefore, to speak of 'supporting the tone from the diaphragm', if by 'supporting the tone from the diaphragm,' if by 'supporting' is meant attaining a degree of strength and projection. The function of diaphragm in exhalation is confined merely to that of exerting a measure of control over the rate at which the breath is allowed to escape; in other words, of parceling it out as needed to maintain phonation"

Virgil Anderson, Training the speaking voice, 2/e, p.32

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