When you’re a singer, your main priority is typically to keep your voice healthy. But little, everyday habits can cause major damage to your vocal chords without you even realizing it. If you want to protect your voice, here are some things you should avoid.

Yelling at Sporting Events

We get it — you are super excited to see your favorite team score and crush the competition. But all that “woo”-ing and yelling does major damage to your vocal chords. Stick to clapping at these kind of events and bring an air-horn or cowbell if you really want to make extra noise.

Busy Restaurants

While it may be tempting to go to dinner at the popular new restaurant in town, you’re going to have to shout over all the noise from other diners to converse with anyone, and that’s awful for your voice. When you’re eating out, pick quieter restaurants so you don’t strain your voice talking to your date.

Singing at Concerts

It may not difficult to not sing along to your favorite musician’s music during a concert, but do yourself a favor, and just mouth the words instead. Shouting the lyrics over the already-loud speakers and rest of the crowd is a recipe for vocal cord disaster.

Crazy Karaoke Nights

As a singer, you’re bound to show off your skills at a karaoke night or two, but don’t only go for big belting songs. Sure, it’s okay to throw in a “My Heart Will Go On” every once in a while, but for the sake of your voice, stick to lower-impact songs like “Man, I Feel Like a Woman” or really anything sung by Justin Timberlake.

Loud Parties

If you’re out to a party, even if it’s just a house-warming gathering, you can seriously strain your voice trying to talk to your friends. If you can’t avoid your urge to boogie and end up at a loud party, at least mouth what you’re trying to say or lean in to talk to people so you can speak at a regular volume.

 

Grace Music School can provide you with the best vocal lessons  in Dix Hills, and the surrounding areas using fun and innovative methods tailored to meet the needs of each student. For more information or to schedule a lesson, call us at 631-239-6169 (Fort Salonga) or 631-470-9705 (Melville).

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