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First Aid for Hoarseness

adapted from Everyday Voice Care, chapter 11 “First Aid.” If you have a cold that has made you hoarse, or you’ve just used your voice too much/too loudly in a short time, the following tips will help you recover. Repeated problems and longer-lasting changes in your voice need deeper attention, so consider the following to […]

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Winterize Your Voice

I’ve always loved the winter solstice. As a child spending holidays in Maine, I was awed by the clear, cold, stillness in the air, the moon reflecting on icicles and snow. The sun hung low for shortening days before the season turned around. People also stop — or slow down — when the winter season […]

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Wild Fires and Your Voice

Every year, it seems that California’s wild fires become more frequent, bigger, and closer to our cities. People in evacuation zones naturally face the biggest risks and disruptions. But everyone in the region can see and smell the smoke that turns our sky such an eerie yellow-gray. Vocalists use our airways in special ways, and […]

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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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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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