Your voice is your identity. It can tell people everything about who you are, how you feel about yourself, and what you believe in. Now you can gain perfect command of your voice with Vocal Awareness. Created by Arthur Joseph, an international voice specialist, Vocal Awareness is a complete system for mastering your voice and integrating it into your life. Your voice has the power to instantly reach out and connect with people. Vocal Awareness is about developing this power through self-awareness and learning to consciously express yourself, easily and precisely.
More than 30 years ago, Arthur Joseph began investigating the connections between language, breath, and psychophysical response. Since then, he has developed a vocal training system so unique and so effective that a U.S. patent for it is pending. In Vocal Awareness, you will work along with Arthur Joseph one-on-one in order to: gain a new understanding of how your voice works; uncover its connections to your mind, body, and spirit; learn vocal exercises to explore and connect with your feelings; and dramatically enhance your vocal performance.
I listened to the first hour, took a break, and listened to the second hour. Then I got a refund. The first chapter is really weird. If you substitute the words "spirit" or "soul" for "voice," this is a creepy cult indoctrination, full of pseudoscience, misunderstood physics and completely unsupported claims. There's even an unnecessary part explaining that you feel ashamed to sing because your voice box is a vagina. I couldn't make this stuff up.
So I took some time to try to cleanse my pallet and give chapter 2 a chance. Not as bad, but almost nothing to do with the voice or actual singing. Just an hour of getting you to breathe lovingly, whatever that means. Maybe the last 3/5 have something of value, but I couldn't trust this guy around my throat-vagina anymore.
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