Based on responses to last the last Friday 5, it seems that vocal health has struck a…ahem…cord? 😃 It seems to be a challenge many of us face. Some of you wrote back sharing your own experiences and tips. Here are what some other MT’s had to say, plus a couple other vocal health-related tidbits. Please note that ALL THREE stories mentioned seeing an ENT or speech therapist, so if you are experiencing vocal issues, definitely consult with a professional. Also, remember that you never have to miss a Friday 5 when you sign up for the emails.
Story Numero Uno
Re Vocal Health: Had weeks of subtle throat pain/ache and finally went to the ENT who sent me to an SLP who specializes in singers — in three sessions she was able to analyze my technique, give me specific exercises to improve it and walk me through songs I use in MT sessions to show me how I can use my voice more efficiently in them. If the vocal issues seem to be enduring/chronic issue, I highly recommend searching out an SLP who is also a singer so they can more specifically meet your needs.
What is SOVT?
Vocal Straw Exercises
There are a million articles on hydration for singers. Here’s just one of them. But also check out this article about hydration myths. The latter article wasn’t written with vocalists in mind, but still interesting to know. Stay hydrated my friends.
That’s all! Have a great holiday weekend!
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