Whether you’re a singer or are involved in a sport, hobby, or job that requires excessive use of your voice, vocal strain or fatigue are potential concerns.
Vocal fry is the low pitch below what has traditionally been thought of as “normal”. It results from insufficient air flowing through the vocal folds.
In celebration of World Voice Day 2019, we’re focusing on acid reflux and singers. This is a problem that plagues many people across the life cycle. Yet trying to remedy it can be an enormous challenge.
Two singer myths associated with what it takes to become a professional singer: perfect pitch and the complicated relationship between music theory and creativity.
Internationally-renowned British a cappella group The King’s Singers join us in celebrating vocal music for World Voice Day
Efficient and effective vocal warm ups for improving your sound, whether you sing in a choral group or lead or conduct a choir or chorus.
Staying healthy for vocal auditions is on the minds of every prospective voice major. Inevitably, the timing of auditions coincides with health concerns.
Are you noticing changes in your vocal range? Are you concerned about them?
As a musical theatre major, it’s essential that you understand and protect your voice for the long term. Professional singers are vocal athletes and it takes serious commitment and training to work in the field.
Your voice can withstand a certain amount of vocal fatigue, but by singing too much, too loudly, or out of range, your vocal mechanism will begin to fatigue and your body will try and compensate.
Healthy belting is an extension of speech, so as voice students, if you do not have a strong, clear sound when you are speaking, particularly in your lower notes, you may not have a natural capacity to belt.
Sounds like an oxymoron, but World Voice Day gives us a chance to consider the benefits of silence. Here are a few thoughts on maintaining vocal health through the acronym of SILENCE.
What does it take to keep your voice healthy for auditions, performances, and everything else you do? In recognition of World Voice Day, Dr. Wendy LeBorgne, voice pathologist and singing voice specialist, shares her top five tips to help you be at your best vocally.