About the Author

Silvia Nakkach

An internationally known pioneer in the field of sound and transformation of consciousness, Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, has cultivated a voice that transports listeners into the heart of devotion. Her vocal work ranges from traditional chants to contemporary vocal improvisations....

Valerie Carpenter

Valerie Carpenter is the founding director of The Vestibule Center for Sound Healing and cofounder of the Bay Area Sound Healing Alliance. She is a Sound Healing practitioner with certifications from the California Institute of Integral Studies, the Kairos Institute of Sound...

Free Your Voice

Awaken to Life Through Singing

Silvia Nakkach

Valerie Carpenter

from Sounds True

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Science is beginning to prove what ancient cultures fully embraced: your voice can become one of the most powerful agents of transformation in every facet of your life. Free Your Voice offers you the liberating insights and personal instruction of music healing legend Silvia Nakkach, whose four-decade immersion in the voice as a creative force makes her a uniquely qualified educator. With co-author Valerie Carpenter, Silvia shows how to reclaim the healing potential of your voice (regardless of training or experience) through more than 100 enjoyable exercises that are steeped in spiritual tradition and classical vocal technique and backed by the latest science.

Free Your Voice invites us to “savor a banquet of our own divine sounds” as we practice breathwork, chant, and other yogic techniques for emotional release, opening to insight, and much more. Supplemented by 32 downloadable digital audio tracks offering Silvia's guidance through many of the exercises, here is a definitive resource for implementing the voice as an instrument of healing and fulfillment, exploring:

  • How to develop a practice of breath and voice, performed with consistency and imagination, where sound designs its own landscapes through the expressive power of the voice
  • A series of sonorous yogic practices that involve subtle movements and the sustained focus of the mind in sound
  • A gentle path for developing a voice that is fully embodied, uniquely expressive, and played like a fine musical instrument
  • Invocatory words and ancient seed sounds that deliver explicit spiritual information for expansion of consciousness and well-being
  • A beginning repertory of mantras and chants from many cultures that you can build on and share as you deepen your practice
  • Techniques for vocal improvisation to engage your singing imagination and enrich your musical offerings
  • How to foster confidence and kindness toward yourself as a vulnerable chanteur of the universal song
  • How to cultivate singing as a spiritual practice for yourself and to serve a larger community

“With regular practice,” writes Silvia, “vocalizing, singing, and chanting become an ordinary miracle that effortlessly leads you to a sense of self-confidence, compassion, and Love Supreme.” Free Your Voice is your guide to discovering, opening, and revealing the full potential of your own voice.

Product details

Softcover Book:
Contents Paperback book (231 pages)
Date Published August 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-800-6
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-800-8
Dimensions 6 x 9 inches
Product Codes 2548, k2548, bk02548
Digital Book:
Contents eBook (231 pages)
Date Published August 01, 2012
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-833-6
Product Codes 2548w, k2548w, bk02548w
Enhanced Digital Book:
Contents Enhanced eBook (231 pages)
Date Published August 01, 2012
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-841-1
Product Codes 2548e, k2548e, bk02548e

Customer Reviews

By Ken
Date Added: Monday 25 August 2014
I'm loving the book but can't find the accompanying digital recordings. Am frustrated.
By Ashlynn Manning
Date Added: Wednesday 25 September 2013
First I have to say THANK YOU to Silvia Nakkach!
This book has been transforming my life for the last two months. Tonight, in fact, the guidance of specific exercises and accompanying recordings helped me use vocalization to come through a moment of physical discomfort and emotional unrest. It is such beautiful work, presented in such an accessible fashion, and I have been opened and grounded by it in a huge way.
By Aya Dunin
Date Added: Tuesday 5 March 2013
Amazing book and forever in my toolbox.
By Steven B
Date Added: Saturday 26 January 2013
Many thanks to Silvia for this exceptionally well-articulated book, bringing together ancient wisdom and modern science in a unified approach to Sound Healing.

As a professional musician and teacher, I have found that Free Your Voice provides both a wealth of new info and a fresh perspective on the fundamentals (rhythm, melody, harmony, etc.)--there are many great points of entry here for beginning musicians. I find myself returning to the book again and again to recall juicy bits of info, such as the list of ten principal Rasas (moods or flavors) found in Indian classical music.

The accompanying recordings provide a fun and easy way to learn and begin practicing the sound exercises laid out in the text. Each track is like an ocean of sound you can immerse yourself in and explore.

I recommend this book to anyone and everyone, especially those interested in promoting wellness through sound and music. The possibilities are infinite!
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