Vocal Nodules Recovery Without Surgery - Get your voice back with vocal technique

vocal health tips Sep 18, 2018

If you're struggling with vocal nodules or fatigue through your sets and don't have the vocal range, ease and consistency you used to have then I can help you get it back and better than before.

Vocal nodules are basically the "end result" of consistent irritation to the vocal cords.  Prolonged misuse of your voice can lead to swelling of the vocal cord.  Constant misuse at this point can eventually lead to a callous/growth on the vocal cord which we call a nodule.  Swelling or nodules can interfere with how your vocal cords work, which make hitting notes harder and more risky.  Because of this, the instinct will be to try and "force" your voice to behave, the only way to do this being through constriction.  It might help you hit the note, but you'll irritate the voice even more.

There are many pro singers who have dealt with this, probably the most famous of them being Freddie Mercury (I talk about how his vocal nodules affected him here).

So if vocal...

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Is weightlifting bad for singing? Only if you're not doing these things....

vocal health tips Jul 30, 2018

Is weightlifting bad for singing?  Depends how you're doing it.  In the video above, I share some tips that you can implement so that your weightlifting doesn't negatively affect your singing voice.

The common belief is that weightlifting will stiffen you up and create tensions in your body that will negatively affect your singing.  Can this really happen?  Yes.  But there is also a way of lifting weights where you can avoid this problem.

There is a lot of dogma and "black and white thinking" in the singing community.  Statements like "weightlifting is bad for your voice!" or "milk is bad for your voice!" etc. are way too simplistic to be truthful.  We have to go deeper.

Yes weightlifting CAN have a negative affect on your singing.  If you are not careful of HOW you lift weights, you can develop tension patterns particularly in the jaw and throat which can encourage you to that same kind of constriction when you go to sing.  If you get...

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