Tag Archive: taking care of your voice

“Float the Sound!”

choirs come in all shapes, sizes, and sounds! Every conductor will ask for something different... so how do we adapt?

“Float the Sound!” Singing jargon and the quest for vocal health           Those of you who have met me and been unfortunate enough to get me ranting about arbitrary images as a limited tool for explaining to singers what you want them to do, know that I whole-heartedly reject this practice. …

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The Unsung Hero

Layers of abdominal muscles: rectus abdominis (left) and internal oblique (right). a-xiphoid process; b-sternum

The Unsung Hero The important but oft misunderstood role of the abdomen in respiration           Although often a source of obsessive vanity in today’s society, the abdomen is the “unsung hero” of respiration.  Not only does it allow us to control our exhalation, but it has important implications in regulating inhalation …

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The HOTTER Singer Dilemma

singing-into-the-fan

The HOTTER Singer Dilemma Why more moisture in the air isn’t necessarily a good thing for your voice             High Humidity is often overlooked when thinking about vocal issues because we have been taught: voice + moisture = good! From the earlier discussion about low humidity, we know that moisture …

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The Hot Singer Dilemma

Singing into a fan

The Hot Singer Dilemma How keeping cool when it’s hot out can be a challenge for your vocal health             ‘Tis the season when singers and other voice users start to realize a real unpredictability in their vocal health. Some days we wake up with throats as dry as desert …

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