Voice improvisation to explore and develop your voice
Personally I love vocal improvisation. It worked and works for me as a tool to develop and explore my own singing voice. The human voice should not be forced. It chooses her own space and time. Then it unfolds beautifully.
I use voice improvisation also as an artist in my musical creations with the kora. I have the feeling my mind goes out of the way and some frequency in sounds, melody, rhythm, language and emotions comes through me. I sing in an improvised sound language, Gibberish.
Voice healing as an energetical cleansing of your body
I also use voice improvisation as a tool to express and to transform my feelings and energy when I don’t feel so good (angry or sad or unknown or tired). It is possible to sing from certain physical parts of the body and express and discover the feelings and messages which are often hidden under the physical pains. It’s not about beautiful singing but about really expressing what you feel from the inside. It works like an energetical cleansing. It is called voice expression or voice healing.
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An example of voice healing
I’ll give you an example to explain a little more what I mean. Here I didn’t feel good. I had physical pain between my shoulders in my back. I felt a bit angry whole day, tired and heavy in my arms and legs. Until the moment I decided to sound the pain between my shoulders. (I recognized it as an old part of me during my primary school period early childhood when I was bullied and talked about behind my back and I had a hard time connecting with other children from the village.)
The pain sounded like this (it was recorded with my phone):
I kept on doing it for a while until I got into a different energy and it started to sound like this:
I feel surrender here and something big and ancient sounding through me.
Again I continued it and then it changed to sound like this:
Here I feel the softer sounds of love coming from my heart and entering the place between my shoulders in my back. My back starts relaxing.
Afterwards it changed to this:
Finally the sounds start to be more relaxed and happy and the place in my back feels relieved and warm:
Then I enjoyed the silence for a while. I felt so much better!
This is for me a short example of how voice healing works. For me sound works very fast to transform uncomfortable feelings into a more loving form of being and presence. It’s not about singing in a beautiful way. It is really translating honestly what you feel into sound.