Make your Voice Heard

Make your Voice Heard

An Actor's Guide to Increased Dramatic Range Through Vocal Training

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
• Focuses on the relationship between
voice training and acting

• Simple, easy-to-follow exercises to strengthen the voice in just 10 minutes
per day

• Revised and expanded edition includes
new techniques

• Replaces ISBN 0-8230-8333-0

Chuck Jones, the leading expert on using the voice to convey character, explains his groundbreaking techniques clearly and concisely in this revised edition of a classic. First, Jones examines acting basics related to the voice: being heard, character choices, and power. Then he introduces daily exercises that release, stretch, and strengthen the voice, in order to increase the actor’s expressive range. For any actor who wants to grow and develop, Make Your Voice Heard offers powerful, practical tools for connecting the voice to emotions—and using the vocal instrument to create new levels of meaning.

Book News
Jones, a vocal coach and teacher, provides exercises and tips for vocal power and projection for actors, based on a methods created by British teacher Iris Warren. He details exercises for the body, vocal passageway, breathing, and resonating chambers. Chapters discuss John Barrymore and his teacher as examples. Vocal honesty, projection, character and gender, emotion, and professionalism are also detailed. The new edition has chapter by coaches who trained with Jones, and they describe alignment and pregnancy and vocal workouts. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Back Stage Books, c2005
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 0823083705
Branch Call Number: 792.028 JON 2005
Characteristics: 159 p. ; 23 cm


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