The McClosky technique for vocal relaxation


This technique is designed to help you phonate (speak or sing) in a more relaxed manner.

Sit in a comfortable position and try to invite an untroubled state of mind.

Do not hurry. Do not press.

The essence of these exercises is that they be done slowly, deliberately, without clock-watching.

You will work to relax six areas. Work through these steps in order. If you feel you have developed tension in an area you have already passed, then come back to this page to review the area.

The six areas are:

Face (Recommended next step)


Swallowing Muscles





When you have finished make sure to read my instructions for completing the experiment.




Updated: 30 July 1997

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