The art of voice
I’m thrilled and thankful that Sean Patrick Hopkins will be narrating the audiobook for 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑷𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒅𝒐𝒙!
I took on the challenge of narrating the dedication and the afterword—a new experience.
For the first time in my life, I booked an hour with a vocal coach, to learn something new about using my voice and to prepare for a better performance.
Wow, did I learn a lot in that hour!
From breathing techniques, phrasing, and articulation to creativity, intonation, and pacing... I even learned physiological exercises for relaxing my neck and jaw muscles, as well as tips for caring for my vocal cords.
While this Learning Zone time significantly improved the audiobook’s dedication and afterword, it also confirmed my decision to leave most of the narration to a professional. I might work on enhancing my voice skills at some point, but for now, I have other skills to focus on and will leave book narration to an expert.
The audiobook, hardcover, and ebook editions of 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑷𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝑷𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒅𝒐𝒙 are now available for preorder at your favorite bookseller. All three editions will be released on September 5.