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In this episode, we will talk about SOVT – Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract. We will dive deep into what SOVT work is, and how you can use it in your daily voice work to improve your voicing.

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

– What is SOVT, and what it is used for

– How SOVT can help us improve our voicing

– A couple of techniques to use SOVT in vocal warmup, voice reset, and vocal cooldown

Although SOVT has been used in voice training since the ’60s, it was almost 30 years later that a study highlighted SOVT’s scientific benefits. Understanding the importance of SOVT is essential for day-to-day voice users, because its entire purpose is to make voicing easier. 

Resources:

– Sign up for info on The Ultimate Accent Toolkit Online Course https://nic-redman.mykajabi.com/ultimate-accent-toolkit-2-0

– The science behind SOVT https://www.isingmag.com/semi-occluded-vocal-tract-exercises/

– Abstract from research into the efficacy of SOVT, both with FRT (flow resistant tube eg straws) and VFE (vocal function exercises, eg exercises that utilise the SOVT position) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4610291/

– Article on SOVT https://www.voicescienceworks.org/sovt-exercises.html

– Paper on VFE, 2017 https://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1029&context=honprog

– Paper on SOVT, 2014 https://pubs.asha.org/doi/10.1044/vvd24.2.71

– The Voice and Accent Hub https://m.facebook.com/groups/160080935058642

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