10 Facts About the Voice. Part 1

Welcome to our new series, “Facts about the Voice.”

Each week we will be publishing 10 Facts About the Voice, here is part 1:

10 Facts about the Voice

  1. The voice is a muscle, and like any muscle in the body can grow and get stronger even into your 70’s when trained correctly.
  2. People that are diagnosed with “nodes” or “polyps” can in many cases avoid surgery with proper vocal techniques and vocal exercises.
  3. Most singers have no idea what their “true” vocal range is. Many resign themselves to “lower” vocal registers because they do not know how to access their upper register.
  4. Many female singers “flip” into their head voice registers too early which inhibits power in the mid voice.
  5. The over-use of air is one of the biggest “enemies” of the voice.
  6. When experiencing cold or flu, it is better to continue to “exercise” the voice with proper training which will maintain more consistent vocal health and lessen “down time” from singing.
  7. The voice has a biological clock and likes to be warmed up at the same time every day.
  8. Most singers have a much higher range than they realize but due to “panicking” they quickly “squeeze off the air in the throat” which seriously impedes and inhibits range.
  9. A tenor can actually sing well into the soprano range when trained correctly.
  10. A baritone can actually “stretch” his chest voice well into the tenor range safely.

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