I just received a question regarding sinus problems and the voice, so here is some information on medicines and more importantly, exercises to heal the voice.
Sinusitis can greatly affect your voice, but you can still speak and sing if you warm up the voice with special exercises. Singing actually helps sinusitis. The inflammation in the sinuses can go all the way down to your upper respiratory system and keep the vocal cords swollen. If you have excess post-nasal drip, it can also irritate your vocal cords. Mucinex is a wonderful medicine for sinusitis. The active ingredient is guaifenesin, which is derived from Read more
I recently had a singer email me with the following question: “I am a singer, my voice is shrill and not strong. How can make it smooth, deep and strong for singing?”
The Italian School of Singing spoke of creating a voice with what they called “chiaroscuro,” which is a voice with the right blend of bright and dark sounds. Our sound is changeable depending on where we hold the voice in the mouth. You adjust the sound (brightness or darkness) of the voice by where you direct your vocal stream. Read more
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