Archive for the ‘Vocal Tips’ Category

Voice Care/Vocal Hygiene

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Tips for Voice care/vocal hygiene

  • Minimize shouting/yelling.
  • Minimize whispering.
  • Minimize coughing and throat clearing.
  • Do not compete vocally with noisy environments.
  • Conserve the voice during periods of excessive fatigue and stress.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet.
  • Keep hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day


Practicing Tips

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Less is more! Many people “over-practice” thinking that it is helping them.

If the voice gets tired, the external muscles will take over and cause you a myriad of problems. Stop practicing before you get tired. Less is more! Only practice as long as you can stay mentally alert and physically fresh. Singing on automatic when practicing is extremely detrimental. It not only reinforces your old, bad habits, but also tires you out vocally! Obviously, different singers with different voices can sustain varying lengths of practice.