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Interactive Training Videos with Mylena Vocal Coach

Interactive Training Videos with Mylena Vocal Coach

Mylena has released numerous interviews and TV training videos over the years, and now she is releasing a brand new and exclusive series of Videos over Youtube and Patreon.

Mylena Vocal Coach training videos are not cheesy, they dig right into the session and they deliver exactly what people ask: a solid training that the audience can value and take home.

Each Video has a clear goal in mind, and as Mylena has the experience to know what her students need more to focus to improve in a short period of time, she teaches her viewers how to reach a specific goal with proper training, and without any time wasted.

The videos will be delivered first over the Patreon platform.
Each student will have the option to select three different levels of training.
The entry-level is just the training video.
Starting with the second level there is the opportunity to interact directly with Mylena Vocal Coach and have her directly assess your progress within the training.
At the third level, there is even the opportunity to practice live with her with a regularly scheduled session at a bargain price.

The videos will be tailored for different types of voice training.

There will be training videos aimed at Acting students who want to improve their script preparations as Acting and Voice are an indissoluble twin.
Only fools go to an audition without any training, and very few of the contestants have received valuable voice training. This is your great opportunity to have an exclusive edge over the others!

There will be videos tailored for Voice Over students who want to be able to better express emotion using only the voice. This may sound easy, but Mylena is one of the few vocal coaches that does not focus on singing training, but actually teaches voice over acting with regular online sessions and classes. She has more than 20.000 online sessions of experience! Again is your great opportunity to have an exclusive edge over all the others!

There will be also videos tailored to the business men and womens. Business effectiveness, career advancement, job interviews, university essays, you name it! Mylena is among the world leaders when it comes to present or speak in front of an audience. She is also a Topic Expert for the Communication Skills Course at the U.C.S.C.. She was the world’s first Vocal Coach to get this title and at present, she’s still the only one!

Finally, there will be videos created with common people in mind. People that simply want to better express themselves, better interact in the social environment, build a romantic relationship, or grow a better aware child.

As an additional benefit, training and listening to Mylena’s video will nourish and blossom your Inborn Voice. It’s not AMSR, its the power of Mylena’s voice! Seeing is believing!

Voice is so important in our modern everyday life that is incredible that there is so few vocal coach expert out there in this training.

At some point the videos will be released also over Youtube, but without any interaction as the platform does not readily permit it.

Here is a sample of the first training video:

 
 

What we can learn from Robin Williams’s Inborn Voice to improve our acting and our everyday life

What we can learn from Robin Williams’s Inborn Voice to improve our acting and our everyday life

I have just started a new adventure of mine. I’ve decided to share some of my personal knowledge related to voice training and vocal coaching in a new series of videos: “What we can learn from”. I hope you will enjoy it as much as me!

When I started this project I wasn’t aware of the HUGE amount of work involved in creating a video, but now I’m committed and I plan to release a new video every week. At present time all my new Vocal Coaching videos will be released for Patreon supporters only and they will be in English!
If you would like to enjoy the full video without being one of my patrons, you will have to subscribe to my Mylena Vocal Coach Youtube Channel and activate the little bell to be among the first to know when they will be released. At some point I will release them also for free. I will earlier release the video over my Vocal Coaching App for IPhone and IPad so I suggest you download it right away!

I would really love to receive your feedback so to improve my next videos. Please comment on this post, the video, or on Patreon to let me know!

The first video is about the Inborn Voice of the great actor Robin Williams. In this video, I will review the evolution of his voice during his career.

If you are an actor or a voice-over artist, this is a huge opportunity for you to grasp how to practice his roles or how to express the same set of emotions. If you are a businessman or a common people, you can still learn a lot from Robin’s voice.

The Inborn Voice is the connecting bridge between what you feel deep inside and what you are able to project out. Every single time that you use your Inborn Voice your acting is more intense: you will become a great actor and a great actress if you follow my teaching, I can guarantee that!

From Robin, we can learn to exaggerate a little bit, especially if you are shy. Try a little bit to raise your voice, stretch your face, and enjoy playing the scenes I have selected while following the script.

We can also learn the passion! if you think that you’re not able to express passion through the voice, if you’re a teacher and your students are not paying attention to your lessons, the scene I have selected for practice will be of great inspiration!

We can also learn how to be funny, how to enjoy life, and how to put a mask and try to be someone else playing with your voice, with a little bit of high tones.

Finally, we can learn how to manage pauses. Silence. This is as important as the voice itself, to give people time to stop and feel the emotions you are transmitting!

If you have any questions about your voice, your Inborn Voice, or any other topic of this video, please let me know in the comments below!

Here is a preview of the video!

 
 

The full Vocal Coaching Session about What we can learn from the acting of Robin Williams is exclusively available on Patreon.

The video will feature clips from these movies:

  • Good Morning Vietnam at 1:19 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/id480078729)
  • Dead Poets Society at 3:24 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/id206329496)
  • Mrs. Doubtfire at 7:24 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/id434021427)
  • Bicentennial Man at 11:40 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/id188705997)

and the What We Can Learn section at 16:15.


You can find the script for practicing at ScriptCity or ScriptFly. Remember that the movie transcript is not a Script. The Script includes notes and things that are in acting but not in the words.

Is it possible to translate between words and emotions?

Is it possible to translate between words and emotions?

The most common question I’m asked, either in person or via email, is “I don’t understand what Inborn Voice is,” or “What’s the difference between Inborn Voice and the traditional vocal Coaching?

The simplest and most understandable answer is “Try to believe”. In fact, it only takes one session to understand how effective and different the Inborn Voice method is from what we are used to.

You will all have heard or spoken languages such as Italian, French or Spanish. I could also make the comparison with languages further away from ours, such as Japanese, but I think it is appropriate to consider Spanish as is the most widely spoken language in the world.

The words we use to describe an object, a situation or an emotion are “containers”, more or less precise, of an idea that is born and lives inside us.

The main mistake is to think that these containers are “universal”, or rather, uniquely understandable. They’re not. If two people say the word “yellow”, it is practically impossible that they have the exact same idea of yellow inside them. The only possibility that two people mean the same idea of “yellow” is when they are confronted with an external object of a color that can be generically defined as “yellow”.

The second mistake is thinking that there is only one way to pronounce the word “yellow”. That is not so. For example, you can pronounce it with an intonation of joy, like that of someone who finds a golden nugget and shows it exulting “Yellow”, or with the intonation of someone who reads a bad grade on the report card, indicating the poor result written in “yellow”.

The third mistake is thinking that the structure of a sentence is the same for everyone. It’s not. Even when the words are the same, the intonation, pauses, breaths, speed and so much more change the sentence. The same sentence can have as many meanings as there are people who pronounce it. You only need to listen to a great actor recite a poem to understand the difference between his and your interpretation. Even if you were to copy it, it would be impossible for you to do so.

Why?

Because you lack the translation between the world of emotions and the world of voice. Knowing a foreign language firsthand, even with a good degree of mastery, it is really difficult to express a deep emotion or thought to others. On the contrary, for many people it is difficult, if not impossible, to do so already in their mother tongue. Many people take over half a century to understand this truth.

Ordering a pizza from a waiter is one thing, making a love declaration or having a job interview is another. Even knowing which words are the most appropriate to express a situation, the way they are pronounced will greatly influence how they are perceived by the other person. For example, you can use words of affection with a detached tone, words of encouragement with an angry tone, words of criticism with a smile. All messages that will be received, you can bet, in the wrong way. And don’t think this is limited to talking. The exact same thing can be applied to listening to others. How many times have you rejoiced at hearing words that actually just wanted to avoid sadness, how many times have you felt lost listening to words that actually wanted to soothe?

As you can read in my latest book “The Way of the Voice”, to explain to the world the power of the Inborn Voice, I emphasize very well that our Inborn Voice is a language more similar to music than traditional languages. A music that contains within a single note, every single emotion or thought, all the other notes. A sort of symphony where everything is always in harmony. To better understand this strange comparison, you need to know that some people can recognize the sound of a violin played live from a recording, just as there are people who can recognize if the recording is digital or analog, and even recognize the type of amplifier used. To an ordinary person that sound is just a musical instrument. The same thing happens in people who begin to understand their own Inborn Voice.

So ultimately, my Inborn Voice method aims to create something that doesn’t normally exist. Only a few, fortunate, people are able to understand and translate their emotions for others through voice. Using the voice is not only a matter of technique, but also of soul. Inborn Voice is the bridge that connects the technical aspect to the emotional aspect, enriching it with unimaginable nuances.

Certainly technique is important, but not as important as expressiveness. In fact, many famous artists, whether actors, singers or voice actors, although they have an enormous ability to communicate with their audience, do not have the technical mastery of their voice.

So the next time you find yourself thinking that your problems of work, socialization or sentimental problems could find a better voice, don’t look for the “technical” solution, the one guided by the mind, but the “human” solution, the one guided by your heart.

Finally, I invite you to read my free ebook, “The Art of Keeping an Healthy Voice”, because even those who claim to know and teach the “vocal technique” in reality often have no idea how much damage they can create in others’ voice.

5 tips for talking wearing a medical mask

5 tips for talking wearing a medical mask

Even if on television we continue to see press conferences and interviews of people who do not wear protective medical masks, which, let’s recall it, are more a defensive barrier not to infect others than to prevent our contagion, anyone who has worn one will have immediately realized that he or she has problems breathing, talking and, above all, making himself or herself understood.

Among the hundreds of emails I receive daily, lately I receive more and more from people who find it difficult to talk and be understood through a medical or surgical mask. Clearly if you use a gas mask, speech becomes even more complicated. Don’t be fooled by Hollywood movies, fiction is always far from reality.

Clearly those who have a good vocal training background, will be able to emit sounds and articulate words much more effectively, even through a medical mask.

Usually those who try to talk for a long time through a medical mask find themselves with some inflammation of the phonatory apparatus, such as lowering of voice, hoarseness, or unpleasant tones or sudden changes in tone.

Since I’m very concerned about preserving vocal health, here are my five tips for talking while wearing a mask to defend yourself against the CoronaVirus outbreak:

  1. Always breathe through your nose
    Since the air flow rate that passes through the mask, if well worn, is much lower than what you are normally used to, you unconsciously tend to breathe through your mouth.
    Well, it is good to continue to breathe through the nose both to warm and humidify the air that enters our lungs and to further filter the particles of fine dust or anything else that will pass through the mask.
  2. Take slower, deeper breaths
    As we have seen through the mask, the air we can breathe into our bodies is less than usual. Since it is not possible to change one’s breathing attitude independently, it is good to try to take slower, that is to say, slower and deeper breaths, that is to say, filling the lungs more with air.
  3. Just communicate the essentials
    When wearing a mask, at work or away from home, it is good to try to be as concise as possible. Avoid chatting about more or less, unnecessary topics or non-essentials. In this way, you will avoid going into apnea and staying out of breath.
  4. Speak slowly
    Try to speak slowly, as if you were talking to a foreigner, spelling out all the words and trying to get the rhythm down. Imagine you are talking in a room with a loud reverberation, with a big rumble, wait until every word has reached its destination before pronouncing the next one.
  5. Do not turn up the volume of your voice
    Many people unconsciously tend to increase their voice, partly because they no longer hear their own sound well from their ears, as it is muffled by the mask, partly because the other party communicates that they do not understand the message.

If you have any more questions, write them down here!

The gestural communication in the era of the Corona Virus

The gestural communication in the era of the Corona Virus

When I work on the voice of people trying to improve their socio-economic position, I often find myself pointing out things and teaching behaviours that should be far from us as evolved human beings.

If you look carefully at people who have “deserved” and not “got” some kind of personal affirmation in their professional or social life, it will be easy to notice differences with a normal person. Substantial differences are not related to a sophisticated way of using their voice, an elegant dress or a plethora of “followers”. In fact, all these elements can be added, constructed or even purchased. One should observe carefully to note that the differences are not added elements, but removed elements.

Many of my clients, professionals, entrepreneurs, CEOs, but also actors and singers, come to me after attending some kind of vocal training, from diction to acting, from presentation to public speaking, which is a pretext to teach them, or to add, something more.

My teachings are more subtle and effective, in fact I do not pretend to add anything, I only pretend to eliminate something that already exists and that ruins the beauty of human communication.

Well, some of these elements to remove, are almost always nervous tics, unconscious automatisms, expression of some kind of inner insecurity or some fear kept repressed and now silent.

Have you ever seen a great leader, so to speak, scratch her head? Or touch her nose or her face or put her hands to her mouth? These are unconscious behaviors that just as unconsciously express some communicative message.

And this message always reaches its destination, with results that are often cited as “sixth sense”, “bad impression” or something else.
These gestures, tics and unconscious movements pass from generation to generation and it takes a really good motivation to be able to defeat them.

What better opportunity to eradicate a good part of these movements if the one that is offering us, against our will, this pandemic of Corona Virus Covid-19? Now it is imperative not to touch your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth. Just bite your nails, put your fingers in your nose, use your hands for improper purposes, for example to bring food to your mouth, to cover a sneeze or yawn. There are many other, much more elegant ways to do this!

If you are young, you have the opportunity to avoid transmitting these attitudes to your future children, because it should not be forgotten that the common influence is also transmitted in this way and has accompanied us for thousands of years. If we have not managed to eradicate it, there must be a reason!

In addition to this, there is also breathing, an element at the basis of life itself and human vocality. Did you know that 90% of people who take the Inborn Voice route and learn to breathe correctly are even able to quadruple their breathing capacity? In fact, there are very few people who, when they reach adulthood, breathe correctly, i.e. make the most of their diaphragm. To their amazement, even those who come to me with vocal studies behind them and are sure to have problems with the vocal cords are clearly mistaken in their breathing.

A good breathing helps the whole human being, not only the voice, but with a good voice, the rest will come by itself.