Tag Archives | vocal health

Allergy Season Voice Care

Voice Care in Allergy Season I’m not much of a gardener, but this spring I clearly saw the jade plant on my porch plumping out thicker-than-usual green leaves, after our winter of much-higher-than-average rain. Thriving plant life means more air-borne spores springing forth, to which human bodies often react badly. Rather than mutual celebration, the […]

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Wild Fires and Your Voice

Here in California, wild fires season gets longer every year.  Each time the fires get close to L.A. County, voice clients ask how to cope with the smoke that turns our sky such an eerie yellow-gray. Here are my suggestions: SHOULD I STILL WARM UP? If you don’t have chronic breathing or heart problems, and […]

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Singers Go Public

Spring 2018 saw numerous news items about well-known performers managing vocal risks, some more pro-actively than others. From Broadway to stadium shows to the alt-rock world, vocal health is the new ball to toss around! First came Lauren Ambrose, Tony award nominee for playing Eliza Doolittle in the current Broadway revival of My Fair Lady, […]

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The Vocal Martial Art: Help for Extreme VO Performers

Everyone knows that video gaming is big business, and a sizeable proportion of games are categorized as “fighting,” “shooter,” or “action.” As the gaming industry grows—it’s already larger than movies and music and expanding faster than both—more and more actors are getting hired to voice characters who are engaged in some kind of combat or danger. […]

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Why Athletes Don’t Do Tech-Week

The heightened vocal demands of classic drama, choral singing, musical theater, and opera are sometimes referred to as “vocal athletics.” But if vocal performers were truly treated like athletes, final rehearsal schedules might turn upside down. Rather than accelerating to opening night, athletes in endurance sports typically rest more and workout less as the Big […]

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