Vocal care dos and dont's

Vocal care DOs and DON’Ts

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Good vocal care is not rocket science. Some simple and practical adjustments and considerations will ensure your voice stays in good form for the hard work you put it through when you sing. Here is my Do’s and Don’ts list for good vocal care. DO + Keep well-hydrated 1-1.5l/day. More if energy output increases or […]

Voice care for singers

Good voice care for singers: factors that influence your vocal health

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Good voice care is the key to singing longevity. Most vocal threats are within our control, but some may require medical intervention. This article will look at voice care factors within our control. There are numerous things that can interfere with the efficiency and function of your vocal folds. Some interferences come from within, and […]

John Mayer cancels tour

John Mayer cancels concerts due to granuloma on his vocal cords

Posted on Categories: Performing Arts Medicine, Singing, Vocal Health, Vocal medicine

John Mayer has just announced that he has to cancel his up and coming concerts due to vocal issues. He states he has “something next to my vocal cords called a granuloma.” Unfortunately, the condition is as bad as it sounds, especially to a singer or professional voice user. A granuloma is a growth resulting from […]

Gastric reflux and the singer

Posted on Categories: General Health, Singing, Vocal Health

Singers who suffer from gastric reflux, also known as gastro-oesophageal reflux, acid reflux, indigestion, heartburn, GORD (UK) or GERD (US), will relate to the frustration and anxiety of singing with vocal folds that have been affected by this condition. This condition can not only ruin the singer’s day but could even negatively impact their career. My […]

Five easy tips for good vocal health

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There are simple ways to avoid vocal injury or fatigue. If you sing regularly you need to maintain good vocal health. Your instrument is made up of tissue, muscle, joints, blood vessels, ligaments and nerves. Just like any other joint in the body the voice can be affected by misuse, overuse and abuse. Here are […]