Allowing the warmth and vitamin enriched power of the sun to penetrate our expressive vocal gardens is tantamount to choosing the best pieces of rhetoric, dramatic literature, poetry or song to apply our voice. These things give opportunity for one to measure how strong one’s seedlings are and what may yet need to be done to transform them into more resilient, supple and emotionally potent blossoms.
Sometimes picking the correct piece of literature or music to work on can be tricky. Yet, a capable gardener of his or her own garden of the voice has a criterion for accessing the most sunshine possible. The first measure on the list would be: does this piece suit my voice? Another measure would entail: does this piece challenge my voice, and if so, how much and it what ways? A third measure digs a bit deeper: what meaning does this piece have for me? Finally, an effective measure includes: knowing what I do about my inner self and my voice, what do I have or want to say to the world and does this piece give me fodder for doing so?
If the good gardener pays attention to these elements, then the sunshine of their vocal garden will illuminate health, growth, wisdom, and a vision for the further blossoming of one’s voice!