Maintain a healthy singing voice over the silly season
Voice Care Tips for Professional or Recreational Singers
1. Increase Your Voice Production Knowledge
2. Commit to your Vocal Hygiene for a healthy singing voice
Vocal hygiene by itself will not prevent vocal problems but it will make a difference. Practising good voice hygiene sets your voice up for more success. When you have a lot of singing on your plate, this simple strategy can maintain your condition.
3. Stay hydrated, especially as the temperature increases.
4. Throat Clearing Destroys a Healthy Singing Voice
5. Fry your Eggs, not your Voice
6. Your Voice needs P.J. time too
The average male speaking voice vibrates between 90-150 times per second. The average female speaking voice between 160-260 times. That is a lot of muscle movement. Add singing to the mix at higher frequencies and you are going to lose form if you overload yourself.
Take voice rest seriously.
Overuse alone can lead to chronic inflammation resulting in tissue changes and the growth of lesions.
7. Vocal Cool down might be a thing to keep your singing voice healthy
8. Chill ma peeps...
Act fast if you notice voice changes
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Ragan, K. (2016). The impact of vocal cool-down exercises: A subjective study of singers’ and listeners’ perceptions. Journal of Voice, 30(6), 764-e1.
Speech Pathology Australia. (2019). FS15 Voice. Retrieved from https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/SPAweb/Resources_for_the_Public/Fact_Sheets/SPAweb/Resources_for_the_Public/Fact_Sheets/Fact_Sheets.aspx?hkey=e0ad33fb-f640-45b1-8a06-11ed2b73f293
Van Wyk, L., Cloete, M., Hattingh, D., van der Linde, J., & Geertsema, S. (2017). The effect of hydration on the voice quality of future professional vocal performers. Journal of Voice, 31(1), 111-e29.
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