The human voice, though one of the most powerful instruments, is also an extremely delicate instrument, and can be adversely affected by any number of seemingly innocuous forces. Here are three tips to help you protect your singing voice:
#1. No screaming:
This is, hopefully obvious, but people frequently misuse their voices; by raising their voice, by not supporting their sound, or even by talking too much. There are a number of ways to misuse the voice, but in general people know when they’re doing it. So if you know you’re going to be talking a lot, make sure to hydrate really well the day before. And if you must scream, make sure you support that scream with excellent breath management techniques.
Although coughing can sometimes feel helpful, and can sometimes feel involuntary, excessive coughing, or even clearing your throat can be wearing on your voice. As much as possible, try to swallow if your throat feels irritated, instead of coughing. You can also try a throat lozenge, or some tea with honey!
Using our voice regularly, and with good technique is one of the best ways to protect our instruments! By making use of your voice habitually, you will condition it, as well as the important muscles used in good breath management, to work well for you. Singers who frequently sing have improved breath flow, posture, and even improved circulation. Protect your singing voice by using it!
How else can you protect your singing voice? Tell us in the comments below!