I wuz goin’ dahn St Martins Lane when some geezer ‘ails me. Now, I’m not bein’ racialist but ‘e wuz ginger. ‘e wuz also carryin’ a spear, wearin’ an eyepatch an’ ‘ad two Ravens circlin’ ‘is bonce. Then I noticed the barytowne ‘air.
“Hoots mon” ‘e bellowed at me az ‘e gave me handle a good tug. “I dinnae ken whit I’d do if yuz dinnae stawp fur me, I’m chilled t’ me baws”.
Yup, it wuz bloomin’ method actor & top HELDENBARITON Iaiiiian Patersohn.
Course once ‘e’s in me cab i got ‘im ain’t i.
Nawh, me cousin Barry az a wish list. ‘e’s owften sed t’ me “ooohh I’d luv L U V that big ginger brute Paterson to give me six of the best”.
Az Barry is currently prepahrin’ ‘is cabaret act “Kennst Du Das Sutherland – a Tribute” I takes this h’oppoortunity t’ get 5 ov the best tips from yer man Paterson (I fink this iz wot Barry wants).
So lissen up, yer gettin’ these top tips gratis:
1 – Releasing the voice. Don’t be afraid to “let go” of your voice. Most people naturally try to hold back. That’s a bit like trying to ride a motorbike, or a horse, by gripping on tighter. It actually reduces your ability to control what you’re doing. You need small, relaxed inputs, not brute strength.
2 – Column of air. Breathe in slowly and deeply. The fewer obstacles you put in the way of this the better.
3 – Support – Pushing out with abdominal muscles rather than pulling in – breath is your currency, and you need to make room for the lungs to expand. You can’t do that if you’re pulling in.
4 – Try to keep everything else in a neutral relaxed position.
5 – Don’t focus on head resonance – that’s like trying to control a golf ball after you’ve hit the thing.
I give Paterson the bennyfit ov me knowlidge of voix mixte in mid period ottocento. I can tell ‘e’s graytfull as ‘e frows back ‘is ‘ead & makes a growing noise.
And then drive ‘im the pretty way.
Wot a bleedin’ Merchant.