Vocal Health #5: Nasal Resonance
No-No's - Problems Alter Your Voice
Except for certain character roles, a voice with an overly nasal sound isn't desirable for voice-overs. In fact, there are three specific problems with nasal resonance that could hinder a voice actor's career if they aren't addressed, warns voice talent and coach Bettye Zoller.
In Part 5 of her VoiceOverXtra podcast series on vocal health, Zoller reviews these problems and how to spot them. Get ready to take notes on hyper-nasality and de-nasality. Should you be concerned?
You'll also want to review earlier parts in this series:
The owner of VoicesVoices, Zoller is a voice-over and speech coach, acting coach, and university educator who also presents voice-over and studio singer workshops nationwide. She backs this with 30 years of experience, and is the recipient of Clio, ADDY, Golden Radio and Audie awards. She is currently the Feagin Guest Artist Professor in the Theatre Division at Tulsa University.
Home base is Dallas, where she owns and is an audio engineer/producer in her recording studio.
She also introduced two new audiobooks this summer:
The Voice of Experience: Techniques of Voiceovers and Studio Singing for Students and Their Coaches, and Vocal Health for Speakers, Voiceover Performers and Singers.
Her latest Simon and Schuster release is a two-CD set, Speaking Effective English, with a foreword by famed actor Edward Asner.
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