Speaking Like a Singer (or TEACHER!)
Do you have to speak a lot in your job? (Maybe you just like to gab!) Have you ever found yourself vocally exhausted at the end of a busy day? Do you have to clear your throat all the time? Is your throat sore? Voice gravely? Do you have recurrent hoarseness or laryngitis?
WARNING: You might be using an unhealthy speaking voice.
This resources was created as part of a project for a Vocal Pedagogy course that I took in graduate school from the talented Jennifer Jones Mosher at the YSU Dana School of Music. Even though it is directed towards vocalists and voice teachers, I think it is equally important for all music teachers to be aware of the dangers of a misused speaking voice.
You don’t have to be vocally exhausted at the end of the day.
To download the FREE full two-page PDF version, follow the link: Speaking Like a Singer, by Sara’s Music Studio. The second page includes a short list of vocal warm-ups, specific activities that you should avoid, and a list of helpful music journal articles. Please feel free to share this resource with your students, fellow teachers, and friends — just use the SHARE links below.
Remember: This should not be used as a replacement for a professional opinion. Someone experiencing constant vocal fatigue should get checked out by a specialist! You only get one voice – treat it well!
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