Help with an ageing voice
Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:20 PM
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.
Posted 29 June 2016 - 04:37 PM
A humidifier is good for them, many people have a small vicks vaporub type personal humidifier pre show to hydrate the chords.
Posted 04 July 2016 - 12:41 AM