for Singers, Public Speakers and Communicators
Track 1: Structural
Breathing™ Overview 13’11
Voice Power™ consists of:
This extraordinary compilation of performance tools is drawn from rich and diverse disciplines of research - the Institute of Relaxation, the powerful scripting process developed and used by the "Change Your Mind/Life" program, psychosynthesis, brain integration, accelerated learning and the voice development programs of Vocal Integration™ Concepts. These exercises can by used by anyone who uses their voice in any capacity. They are set to the beautiful soothing Celtic harp improvisations from the album, "The Tranquil Harp". The pure harmonically rich harp sounds played at a slow regular pulse encourage alpha wave activity in the brain, resulting in greater relaxation, clarity, focus and concentration. Existing skills will be enhanced and exciting new possibilities will be created for singers, public speakers, and communicators alike.
Suggestions for optimal use:
Progressive Relaxation (track 2) and Guided Visualization (track 3)
Once you are familiar with the information on Structural Breathing™, proceed to the exercises on the next two tracks. Listen to both tracks one time to familiarize yourself with their content. The exercises can be done together or practiced separately. For best results, practice daily for at least 32 consecutive days and periodically thereafter for "maintenance". It is best to sit comfortably erect while doing these exercises. Do not recline. Choose a time and space where you will not be interrupted.
William Hanrahan is on the voice faculty of the University of California, Riverside, and Mt. St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles. A keynote speaker for the International Governors Conference of Toastmasters and a guest presenter at the First International Conference on Music in Human Adaptation, he maintains a private voice studio in Los Angeles. In addition to his professional performances, his work includes corrective vocal training, techniques for refining public speaking and presentation skills, communication skills training, and the private voice instruction of professional singers and actors. Vocal Integration™ provides a unique exploration of the psychology of communication, sound and language.
Script format developed
by: Dr. Teri D. Mahaney, Ph.D., author of "Change Your Mind/Life"
Recorded & mixed
by: David Snyder at Sonic Landscapes, North Hollywood, CA.
Music: "The Tranquil
Harp" by Paul Baker, Celtic harp
The Sylvia Woods Harp