This week’s very creative question from Theatre student Michalel Bentley:
How big a role does singing and music play in being a good voice actor?
They are both great skills to bring to the process. Vocal dynamics, tone, cadence and phrasing are a big part of voice-over work. It’s all storytelling, no matter what kind of voice project you are working on and a musical ear can really help with that.
I have coached many musicians and singers who have become voice actors in the commercial and animation markets - not only singing theme & character songs for cartoons but voicing & singling the brand “musical stings” for major ad campaigns.
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Until next time,