Ingo Titze is a vocal scientist and executive director of the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Here he presents a definitive set of exercises that promote vocal health and correct sound placement.
Struggling with the health of your voice?
Can you answer yes to any of the following?
- I frequently experience hoarseness or discomfort during and/or after singing and/or speaking.
- I lose my voice on a regular basis.
- After speaking and/or singing my throat feels extremely dry.
- I experience a medium to high level of tension in my head/neck/jaw/tongue when singing and/or speaking.
- When singing and/or speaking, I feel I need to force the sound out to get any power at all.
- I can’t sing softly or gently.
- My voice lacks ‘Oomph’ or feels very weak and/or nasal.
- I have a very pronounced ‘break’ in my voice.
- I have large ‘gaps’ in my range.
- I feel that my high notes are gradually deteriorating.
- I just can’t reach those high notes.
- My voice is not flexible enough.
- When singing and/or speaking, I feel like I can’t catch my breath.
- I constantly seem to suffer from throat infections. I feel as if there is something in my throat that I can’t clear. (In both these cases please additionally seek the advice of an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist as it may be an indication of a vocal nodule or polyp)
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