Need to speak in public
but can't be heard?
Looking for a more commercial singing sound?
More volume & consistency across your range?
This DVD shows you
how to find and use twang to project, change and brighten your
speaking and singing voice SAFELY and without straining
minutes or less!
Methuen bestselling author and voice researcher, and Jeremy
Fisher, international vocal trainer and performance coach, take
you step by step through clear, effective techniques. Based on the
chapter Twang in Gillyanne's groundbreaking book Singing
and the Actor.
Controlling the "twanging" muscles helps us with good projection for
speaking and singing. But twanging can be done healthily or
THIS DVD HELPS YOU
why we need twang and when to use it
the number one mistake people make when they learn twang, and
why it could be bad for your voice
why you need to start with the "little cat"
six different key sounds to copy and compare
why the position of your larynx is important for easy twanging,
and how to control it
the No. 1 MISTAKE people make when they hear twang, and
how you can check for it
how to brighten your twang without pushing
keeping the twang when you change note
moving from a twang sound into words
the science behind the sound
what the word means and where it comes from
really want to know about the inner workings of the human voice, you
need to turn to the work of Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher"
animation, video footage and audio all help to explain the process
to healthy twang,
is packed with tips for teaching the techniques to your own students
and clients. With film footage from the Singing and the Actor
Training intensive, visuals, animation, example audio and
instructions for you to see, hear and feel, and demonstrations in
different male and female voices.
footage was devised by Gillyanne and Jeremy for actors, singers,
teachers, presenters, voice teachers, SLTs and speech pathologists
wanting to learn precise, safe, effective techniques for
vocal improvement in singing and speaking.
techniques on this DVD are based on exercises in chapter 9 of the
Methuen bestseller Singing and the Actor by Gillyanne (voted
"My favourite book on singing technique" by Jeanette Nelson, Head of
Voice at the National Theatre in London). All the information you
need to master these techniques in on this DVD, but if you already
have a copy of Gillyanne's book, you can find the chapter about
Twang starting on page 110 of both editions.
is divided into Chapter headings and is incredibly easy to navigate,
either with your computer mouse or on television using your DVD
What is Twang?
When you use it
Where it's made
Finding your twang
A word about nasality
tested the DVD on a number of different machines including PC,
laptop, Mac tower and DVD player... the footage will play on your
computer or standalone DVD player and can be played full-screen.
Each chapter can be stopped and rewound, so if you want to go over
something several times, you can!
BUT THAT'S NOT
To help you embed the techniques, and to
give you a greater understanding of what's going on "in there"...
WE'RE INCLUDING TWO GREAT BONUS TRACKS
Bonus 1 - The Practice Group
We're including an insight into
Gillyanne's personal teaching methods. In
this 'behind the scenes' extra footage from
the Singing and the Actor Training
intensive, Gillyanne takes several actors
and singers individually through the
techniques of twanging. Listen out for
problem areas (tongue position, vocal folds
overworking, crossing the female gear
changes) and witness how Gillyanne corrects
and simplifies the process of twanging.
Gillyanne gives advice, techniques and
suggestions for each person to help find
their brightest, cleanest, easiest
twang setup. By listening to each person
practising their twang, and copying the
sounds that they make, you can discover the
most comfortable and easiest twang for you.
2 - Finding Twang
included six of the tracks from Gillyanne's
companion Singing and the Actor Audio Guide
CD on finding and maintaining Twang. All the
exercises are demonstrated by actors Jenni
and Jon, and Gillyanne has recorded a new
audio-visual presentation especially for
this DVD on exactly how to use the tracks.
each track and practise it in the way
Gillyanne describes for the perfect
experience of the Singing and the Actor
tracks from the Singing and the Actor Audio
- Thin folds
with all vowels
- Nasal to
- Steps to
That's an extra 24 minutes of
Our mission is
to bring you clear, precise and effective information and techniques
to improve your vocalising, performing and teaching.
don't take our word for it!
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"Revolutionising the way singing is taught"
"Wonderful teaching and clear and accessible
explanations of some complex concepts."
"Both Gillyanne and Jeremy are very
approachable and their teaching methods are
first class. Highly recommended to anyone
who wishes to improve their voice quality."
"I gained enormously from the course not
least the safe nurturing and encouraging
"I feel like Ive learned an awful lot
and want to take it much further. You are
both very inspiring teachers." Sasha Mitchell
And on our most recent courses:
really was one of the best training courses Ive ever attended and I
know it will certainly help me with my presentations superb!"
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"Immensely inspiring to see both of you
Allan Wright on the Singing and the Actor Training Retreat
"Best VP course ever. Great mix of people: ...such
different vocal styles, so your solutions
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and mind bending weekend." Liz Balmford on the Advanced
"Everything was excellent. Thank you both so
much for your patience, kindness and
Tony O'Hora on the Advanced Training
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To your bright and healthily
guidance from Gillyanne and Jeremy you can learn to
add twang to your voice in less time than it takes
to watch an episode of X Factor. Isn't your career
worth it? (Unless you're appearing on X Factor, of
P.P.S. You also get two bonus
tracks included on the DVD. In the first, The Practice Group, you
can witness how Gillyanne corrects, coaches and encourages
individual actors and singers to find the safest, most comfortable
twang for them. The second bonus track, Finding Twang, is a brand
new presentation created especially for this DVD. We're including
six tracks from the Singing and the Actor Audio Guide to help you
understand and clarify what you are doing.
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