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New Year's repertoire of the vocalist
New Year is a time of not only a holiday, but also concerts for vocalists, both beginners and experienced, performing on stage for many years. At this time, not only…

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5 harmful and 5 useful products for the vocalist. Power Features and Voice Sounding

Nutrition plays a big role in the life and work of the vocalist. Sometimes the hoarse sound of a voice does not appear due to a sore throat, but with improper nutrition. The problem concerns not only the main food of the singer, but also the consumption of certain foods before singing. It is believed that vocalists are forbidden to only use seeds, as this is harmful to the voice, and you need to drink raw eggs before singing. In fact, the list of products that vocalists should not eat is much wider than what vocal teachers say. Let’s take a closer look at this issue, and also give the top 5 most useful and harmful products for voice.

HOW FOOD IS EFFECTED ON VOICE

Any foodstuffs differently affects the elasticity of the mucous membranes of the throat and larynx. Some contribute to a better stretching of the tissues, due to which the hoarse coloring of the voice may disappear, while others increase the unpleasant sensation during singing. Therefore, in one case, food can be useful for a vocalist, in another – harmful. Not only the color of the voice, its pleasant sound and ease in singing, but also the removal of some clips will depend on it. After all, when there is discomfort in the throat, singing becomes difficult and very uncomfortable. Therefore, all products can be divided into useful for the vocalist, which contribute to the elasticity of soft tissues, and harmful. Continue reading

How to restore a broken voice

Alas, with the loss of voice, sooner or later, every vocalist is faced. Very often, the cause of a broken voice is not intensive vocals, but a scream, especially in a state of intense anger or affect. A torn voice disappears not like during a cold, but suddenly right after a scream or even during it. He immediately becomes hoarse and then disappears altogether. A vocalist can only speak in a whisper, in pain. Here are the steps you need to take right after you pluck your voice.

FIRST AID WITH A BROKEN VOICE In order to avoid the dangerous effects of a voice injury, you first need to take it as soon as you feel a rash and sudden hoarseness. Shut up immediately. In the first minutes, it can only be explained by gestures, because, depending on the degree of damage to the ligaments, bleeding may open. To prevent this from happening, you need to shut up and not talk at all for the first two hours. Especially if it hurts you to speak or your voice has become weak and hoarse. Wrap the neck area with a warm scarf or soft woolen fabrics, for example, a collar of a sweater or a fur jacket. At first, this will soften the unpleasant sensation and allow you to relax the muscles of the larynx. The neck should be warm all the time, even in summer. If you plucked your voice, you need to wrap the throat area with a soft scarf or just natural fabrics. Continue reading

How to increase your voice range?

Each vocalist dreams of having a wide range of working voices. But not everyone can use professional methods to achieve a beautiful sounding voice in any part of the range and try to expand it on their own at the expense of health. To do this correctly, the vocalist needs to follow certain rules.

VOICE POSSIBILITIES AND CONTRACTOR’S AGE
The range of voice changes throughout life. Even for talented children, it is much narrower than that of an adult vocalist with average abilities, so expanding it to 7–9 years is useless. The fact is that in young children, the vocal cords are still being formed. To get a beautiful sound at this age and try to expand the range artificially is a waste of time and energy, because the child’s voice is very fragile and it’s easy to harm the wrong exercises. In the process of singing, its range itself expands, without additional effort. It is best to start active exercises to expand it after the end of young adolescence. Continue reading

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