The seasons are changing again. This month we’re dealing with nature waking up and putting out pollen and other allergens, which could easily affect our ability to sing well. That, plus changes in barometric pressure and humidity. And a lot of us singers are in the midst of spring concerts of all kinds, so we have to keep good vocal health at the forefront. Here’s a helpful post to keep you going.
by Jonathan Cole, Voice and Piano instructor at The Lesson Studio
As singers, our body is our instrument. Because of this, things like illness, lack of sleep, dehydration, and emotional stress can affect our singing in a negative way. Here are some things we can all consider to make our voices function as well as possible:
· Drink plenty of water, especially considering Colorado’s dry climate. Being properly hydrated is one of the simplest things to do and one of the most important factors in vocal health. Remember, substances such as alcohol and caffeine can cause dehydration. Consider using a humidifier.
· Get enough sleep. Experts suggest that adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night, and children need more: up to 11 hours! When our bodies are not rested, our voices don’t function as well as they could otherwise.
· If you’re ill, even if you just have…
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