Singing Voice – How to Look After Yours

So you hear it all the time, ‘look after your voice, keep it hydrated!’
So singers why is keeping hydrated so important for your singing voice? Well putting it very simply, the more fluids you drink (within reason) the better your voice will be, and perform.

    Staying hydrated:

  1. Allows the vocal folds to stay supple
  2. Helps to maintain the mucosal lining which coats the vocal folds, and protects them from friction during vocalisation

Without moisture your vocal folds can become swollen limiting flexibility, and swollen vocal folds do not vibrate as freely as healthy vocal folds, hindering the potential of your voice.

Sometimes drinking fluids is not enough, it takes approximately 20 minutes for fluids to make their way through your system to the larynx, and actually benefit your voice. So how can you quickly and directly hydrate the vocal folds?

Well in the video below our Vocal Guru Joshua talks about what a Mesh Nebuliser is and how to use one. In simple terms, a nebuliser allows you to mist (from water) directly onto the vocal cords, and is the most effective way to keep the cords moisturised and flexible.
So take a look at the video below and let Josh give you some more info:

Joshua Alamu – Mesh Nebuliser

If you want to buy a nebuliser, click here Mesh Nebuliser

Good for your vocal folds:

  • Humidity
  • Steam
  • Mist
  • Drinking Water
  • Things to stay clear of (where you can):

  • Smoke
  • Pollen
  • Dry Air
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol & Drugs
  • For more vocal advice, tips on singing tips, guidance, and information, make sure you look into our friends over at isingmagazine . It really is the ‘ultimate’ resource for singers. They regularly speak to experts and have interviews with the people that can really help your voice.

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