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Your Voice This Winter.

This week we’re looking at how to stay vocally healthy through the colder winter months.

The winter may be closing in but the singers’ schedule remains relentless. As vocalists, whether we are teachers, performers or session artists, we all depend on our voices to earn an income. Therefore it is imperative that we remain vocally healthy for as long as possible. However, as the colder season sets in the cold and flu viruses come along with it, not to mention the darker nights and lack of vitamin D, a supplement which is vital to keeping us fighting fit. This week at VoiceCouncil we’d like to hear about your approach to staying vocally fit through the winter.

So the question is: As winter closes in, the cold and flu viruses start to run rampant. As vocalists, how do you ensure you stay vocally healthy through the frosty winter months?

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Great Comments from last week:

Last week Craig asked: Nowadays there are hundreds of comprehensive models and approaches to training your voice (Estill, CVT, SLS, etc.) Do you think it’s wise to stick religiously to one method or is it better simply to pick & choose the elements we like?

William Marshall wrote…

“Explore different ones. I have studied and been a teacher of a few and I am so glad I have never stuck to one. Even if it’s just one new idea or technique you pick up from one, it can make a massive difference to you and to your students. Lots are fantastic so have a taste of them all’.

Michael Vaughn commented…

“So many different techniques, teachers, and so-called “experts” out there it can definitely get confusing. Especially when they use different terminology to say the same things. I took lessons with the great Don Lawrence back in the 90’s, and I still use what I learned from him to this day. But I also read a lot and apply the good stuff to what I already have. Never stop learning”!

Andrew Caravella posted…

“Your voice is a series of muscles. You should be able to flex those muscles, such as an athlete and be able to participate in numerous techniques. It allows u to grow as well as your voice. Don’t limit yourself to one technique’.

Jess Soden responded…

“New research is coming out all the time. Maybe use your ‘method’ as a basis but then your teaching should evolve with new information. You are doing a disservice to your students by not researching”.

A great set of insightful and detailed comments this week, it was fascinating to read all of your thoughts on this matter. See you all next week!