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10 Tips To Help keep Your Voice In Shape

10 Tips To Help keep Your Voice In Shape

 

Voiceover artists are the hardest-working actors you never see. The demands placed upon the vocal actor can be extreme, and without proper care and exercise, the voice will undoubtedly suffer. The voice is undeniably the most sensitive and expressive instrument there is, but it also comes with the biggest price tag. Anything that affects the person—fatigue, stress, general health, environment—can affect the voice.

 

10 Tips to Help Keep Your Voice in Shape:

 

1-Drink water to keep your body well hydrated, and avoid alcohol and caffeine. Your vocal cords vibrate very fast, and having a proper water balance helps keep them lubricated. Important note: Foods containing large amounts of water are excellent hydration-conscious snacks, including apples, pears, watermelon, peaches, melons, grapes, plums, bell peppers and applesauce.

 

2-Don't abuse or misuse your voice. Avoid yelling or screaming, and try not to talk loudly in noisy areas. If your throat feels dry or tired, or your voice is getting hoarse, reduce your voice use. The hoarseness is a warning sign that your vocal cords are irritated.

 

3-When you're sick, spare your voice. Don't talk when you're hoarse due to a cold or infection. Listen to what your voice is telling you and humidify your home and work areas. Remember, moist is good for the voice.

4-Take good care of your health. Do not smoke or use drugs, eat healthy, and exercise regularly.

To protect yourself from catching the common cold or flu, wash your hands often and keep them away from your face. Consult your family doctor or an ear, nose and throat specialist if vocal issues continue for more than 3 weeks or other health concerns.

5-Speak Naturally
You’d think this was a no-brainer but for some reason some people get behind a microphone and their voice completely changes. Whether it’s nerves or an attempt to “sound more professional” they’re putting an unnecessary strain on their vocal chords. Unless you’re trained as a voice actor, just stick to your normal speaking voice.

 

6-Get a good sleep

It is amazing what a good sleep can do for you. If your voice is feeling fatigued, try to turn it in early. If you can sleep in the next day, even better! Sleeping is going to give your voice a chance to recover a bit, and sometimes that’s all you need to feel ready for your next gig.

 

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