Working with Consonants

From: Working with Consonants
by Camille van Niekerk

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Consonant types (source: John Henny)

Hard consonants (use if you have breathy tone to provide secondary resistance): G - B - K - T - D - P

Medium (use for balanced resistance + airflow): M - N

Soft (use to correct squeezed/pressed/locked up sound to encourage airflow and decrease vocal fold resistance): Z - F - SH - H

Substitutions for unvoiced to voiced consonants
(source: Gerald White, LA Sightsinger + Music 1on1)

Instructor: Camille van Niekerk

Camille van Niekerk is a singer, writer and vocal instructor in Southern California. Camille began studying voice and performing in musicals at age seven. In 2010, Camille began working towards her BA in Music Education at Azusa Pacific University. She then earned her teaching credential from San Diego State University and taught classroom choral and instrumental music. Shortly after moving to LA county, Camille began her private vocal studio, providing vocal coaching, ear training, and recording for students of all ages. She is constantly refining her skills and methods for greater versatility and effectiveness. When she is not teaching, Camille enjoys singing with the L.A. Choral Lab and Ensoma Creative. She lives in San Diego with her husband and loves going to the beach, practicing yoga, reading, and cooking.