"Nicole Moyer first strained her voice during a volleyball game and now is quick to lose her voice when cheering at any game." Read more at:
More good information from Ohio State University on the dangers of screaming! Go have fun at the game, but remember that abusing your voice can have lasting consequences! Learn how to speak, sing and use your voice safely and keep your healthy voice HERE.
It's easy to get rid of a breathy sound!
This month's Voicegram newsletter has a really effective video Tip about how to have a powerful, clean voice without breathiness.
If you struggle to get more sound out, or your voice isn't as rich as you'd like it to be, TAKE A LOOK AT THE VIDEO HERE.
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"Frank Ocean was performing in Australia during the opening night of his sold-out tour on the island, but something just wasn't right."
Read about how Frank Ocean had to cancel the remainder of his Australian tour due to a VOCAL TEAR. Wow, that is serious. Touring is really tough on a voice, even when you're singing correctly, but many artists push their voices and bodies at parties and events long after the show is over, leading to vocal damage and loss of revenue when shows are cancelled. Honor your voice! Visit
my Beth Lawrence Channel on youtube for lots of Vocal Tips that can help YOU avoid vocal injury!
Treat your voice as though you were an athlete training for a marathon. You've got to warm up the vocal cords before singing or speaking, just as a dancer or runner would. This article by DukeHealth has some easy, simple suggestions.
Vocal misuse is using the voice in a way that causes it to be injured, such as yelling or loud talking. Read more at:
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ET Music online reported that singer Ariana Grande suffered a VOCAL CORD HEMORRHAGE by screaming too much at a party! Just another reminder about being careful how you treat, or mistreat your voice, especially if you're a Billboard top selling artist! Now she'll have to be on complete vocal rest and retrain her voice to bring it back, not unlike an athlete who suffers an injury. Read the article then stop by and learn more about my Protocol for Vocal Rehabilitation.
"The 20-year old Sam & Cat actress--whose album Yours Truly just debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200--confirmed her voice injury on Twitter."
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This article from the University of Texas Health Science Center talks about 'Professional Voice Users,' which includes anyone who uses his or her voice for work (and really, that's most everyone!). While there is some very good information in this article about mucous, GERD, and overuse, the article is also heavy on pharmaceutical 'fixes,' which I don't necessarily advocate. After reading the University of Texas article, please see my blog entry of 9/28/13 - 'Reflux May Be Damaging Your Voice,' for some alternative, holistic remedies for vocal issues for more natural remedies!
This is an informative article by Dukehealth.org about Call Center Associates and their risk of occupational vocal injury. When you use your voice constantly for 40 hours or more a week you've got to be very careful that you're using the voice correctly, and giving your voice proper rest.
After you've read the article, swing on over to All About Voice for some of my tips and protocols for keeping your voice healthy!
From Beth Lawrence
If you're serious about singing then you've got to take care of your voice. Here are some healthy ways to do that!
Beth Lawrence, Award-winning singer, songwriter and author of "From Shower To Stage...7 Easy Steps for Singing Like A Pro!"