Help with an ageing voice
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:20 PM
Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:19 PM
"It is the best of all trades to make songs...
and the second best to sing them"
“SONG is the joint art of words and music, two arts under emotional pressure coalescing into a third.
The relation and balance of the two arts is a problem that has to be resolved anew in every song that is composed.”
The Encyclopedia Britannica
Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:59 PM
How much do you talk during the day? That can really wear out/fatigue your voice - Much better if you alter your speaking voice during the day to a higher pitch, less throaty. Also make sure you drink a lot of water during the day and reduce caffeine as the vocal folds tend to dry out so anything you can do to maximize hydration - alcohol also hurts in this regard and unfortunately, we're more susceptible to this as we get older - good luck - Ron
Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:19 PM
You could be on to something there. Three to four cups of black tea in the morning. I know that onions dry my vocal folds out, and I'm sure other foods do too. I just haven't identified which ones yet. I'll try eliminating caffeine and see what happens.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 09:22 PM
Somebody else from my neck of the woods.
Except that I haven't gigged in almost 30 years.
More power to you for keeping it going.
I don't have any first hand info on your question but if you google "foods that help vocal chords" you'll see quite a bit of info on the subject.