Who cares about maintaining vocal health anyway! my beats shall sing for me.
The advent of auto-tune birth a lazy generation of musicians who don’t want to put in the work but want the glory. why should they even ask google for ways to maintain vocal health?
This particular group of people makes my life as a music producer miserable daily. They would give you garbage and expect you to magically turn it into gold but since we want to stay in the business of music production, we continue to kiss their asses!
Even those who can fairly sing do not observe good voice care measures. They would not give a second thought to eating certain foods or taking alcohol or caffeinated drinks just before they come to the studio for a record session!
Your voice is your instrument and “Instrument care” takes on a whole new level when your instrument resides in your body.
Thankfully, maintaining vocal health for singers isn’t all that complicated. Some common sense and a little insider knowledge on vocal-health tips will do the trick, so you can sing your heart out.
These tips range from which foods we can or should eat for a good singing voice, as well as which foods we should avoid taking proper care of our voices.
WHY HEALTHY VOCAL CORDS ARE IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SINGING
Your vocal cord is where the singing magic is born and requires attention. You’d never paddle a canoe with a cello or use a flute to hit a golf ball. Besides, you should never abuse your voice. Treat it like your trophy.
Healthy vocal cords will allow you to utilize your full range and produce a full, pure, tuneful sound. A career as a singer starts with making your vocal health your number one priority.
WHAT ARE VOCAL CORDS?
My biology textbook says: Vocal cords, also called vocal folds, are two triangular bands of tissue that sit at the top of your windpipe. They’re open while you’re breathing, and when you speak or sing, they close, pulling tighter for higher notes, remaining loose for lower notes.
Enough with the big grammar, here is what I want you to Note from these; You want your vocal cords soft, smooth, flexible and free of inflammation.
Keep your voice flexible and healthy, and you’ll be able to sing in whatever style you choose. we all hope to sound like Mariah Carey!
12 WAYS TO MAINTAIN VOCAL HEALTH FOR SINGERS
These tips are a curation of what I’ve learned over the past years. Some of them are basic knowledge yet not less important.