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10-Singing with Total Control


There is more vocal damage in singers today than ever before.  What causes pain and lack of control in your voice?  What about hoarseness and sore throats?  I answer these questions and more in response to Michael’s question.

 

Michael asked:

I’m a worship singer in New Jersey. I’ve been singing solos and duets for 3-4 years now but I have an issue with hoarseness and singing in my lower register.  But the problem I’ve noticed is a HUGE difference in my tone because of the hoarseness I’ve been having.Now I have a raspier voice and some days I sound so bad I just don’t go to worship practice, especially when I have to sing 4-5 songs every service.

My lower register sounds so dark, dull and boring and since I’m not too comfortable in my lower notes I get a sore throat after singing low. Even worse, I have to avoid head voice at all costs because I hat the way my head voice sounds.  It sounds like a yelling old lady or it’s so breathy you can’t hear it.

I need your help Kim!  I want to be able to feel confident in my WHOLE voice.  I need a technique that helps me get better tone in my whole voice so I can stop feeling like I’m forcing or pushing down to hit those low notes, and increasing my range.

 

And I answered by sharing details about:

  • What pain in the voice tells us
  • Signs of irritation or damage in the voice
  • Why the voice sounds like two different voices

 

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