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Affect Singing Voice
Not likely: Although it might effect how you hear yourself it should have no effect on your voice or vocal tract. ...Read more
Tension voice: Yes it can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, it may: Frequent throat clearing is a sign of post nasal drip. Do you have allergic rhinitis. It will effect your singing voice because the drippage may collect on the vocal cord area and cause cough and tickling sensation during singing. Try saline nasal lavage/irrigation, antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays. See your physician or ENT if symptoms persists. ...Read more
It can: The risk of nerve injury with surgery should be about 1%. If it happens, 50% can recover. The recurrent laryngeal nerve controls the voice and damage can cause severe hoarseness and weak voice. Superior laryngeal nerve damage can cause loss of pitch. The overwhelming majority of people have no problem, some have mild weakness that returns, and very few have permanent damage. Chances are good. ...Read more
Style matters: A trained singer can go for 70+ years singing if they have good technique and healthy habits. If the contestants on ai have such a background, they can absolutely last. Unfortunately, many don't and are imitating the 'belting' they think they hear from stars. I hope that the show provides them with opportunities to rest and medical attention when needed. ...Read more
Adenoids: At your age, the likelihood of your adenoids causing any particular problem would be quite unusual. For most patients, the adenoid pad gets smaller by the time they reach age 12. Allergies, sinus infection and reflux can cause then to stay enlarged, though. If there were enlarged, removal can often change the voice, but whether your singing voice would be improved is impossible to predict. ...Read more
Voice coach: Take singing lessons. There are ways to sound better, but not all of us can sing on key. Certainly there are techniques to modulate the quality of your singing. Get lessons from a pro. ...Read more
Voice coach: You will need to work with a voice coach. The neck mm do not directly impact vocal cords. ...Read more
Singing: You would want to gradually get back into it. Just like training for a race. Too much too soon will lead to vocal cord problems down the road. ...Read more
May change it: Bad acid reflux can cause irritation and inflammation of the vocal cords. Can lead to swelling, edema, scarring, nodules, polyps, tumors of same. All of these could affect the sound quality, timbre, vocal strength, as well as general health of your throat (and general health). ...Read more
Sit list me atleast two things to eat which would develop my voice. I am a singer. I want a strong singing voice.
None known: There are not any particular foods that are proven to change or improve a person's voice. Of course, a healthy diet of natural foods is always good, especially one without sugar, excess simple carbohydrates, or excess salt. Also, one should avoid smoking anything, as smoking is harmful to the lungs and voicebox. ...Read more
Is my singing voice going to be okay? Do I have a vocal nodule or just need more rest? I love to sing and lately I have really been using my singing voice more frequently. Last week I was singing rolling in the deep by adele and all the sudden, on the lou
Sudden: Sudden losses of the voice may be due to a hematoma (a collection of blood) in or on the vocal cord. Small blood vessels can rupture from vocal abuse like yelling, singing, coughing, etc. Treatment is controversial. Some feel that small hematomas can be treated with voice rest. Others feels that they lead to scarring of the cord or growths called polyps and they should be managed surgically. Other causes of voice loss and hoarseness include muscle tension dysphonia (the muscles around the larynx are over stimulated and the muscles are tense) and vocal nodules (callus-like growths on the cords). If your voice does not improve, then you should be seen by an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more
It depends: If your tonsils are small and the change in your throat is small then the likelihood of it changing your singing voice is small. The bigger your tonsils are the greater the likelihood that it will change your singing voice. The reason is that your throat and nose is your vocal tract. The vocal tract is what determines "your sound". By removing tonsils you change your vocal tract and you can change your sound. ...Read more
Smoking mostly: I am not aware of any evidence that consumption of alcohol will change the voice in the absence of smoking, but since heavy smokers are often heavy drinkers, and alcohol increases the toxicity of cigarette smoke, there can be more inflammation in people who do both. Think of Selma Diamond's rough raspy voice as the end-stage of smoking related changes in voice. Consider quitting!! ...Read more
Not much: How good of a singer are you. If you are a professional, you might notice some change in your vibratto. Usually would only be a potential concern if you are a classically trained singer. ...Read more
Are you professional: If you make your living singing then removing your tonsils may adversely affect the quality of your singing voice. The throat is part of the vocal tract which modulates the quality of sound. If your tonsils are removed, that area can scar and change the way that sound is formed. If you are not a professional then the change in your voice would be more difficult to notice and less of an issue. ...Read more
I'm 17 Would my voice change even if I'm a singer and what would its effect have on my singing career because I'm a Tenor singer?
I can really tie together when I started having upper back and neck tension, but could it be the reason for me losing my singing voice?
I want to know that whether weight training has adverse effect on singing voice. Then how can I increase my stamina & strength without workout?
No: Unless you are taking anabolic steroid this shouldn't affect your voice. As for your stamina, it is partly genetically determined and partly related to your health and physical condition. There is no easy way to improve strength without exercising. If stamina is the issue, be sure to check with your doctor re. Your cardiopulmonary status. ...Read more
What causes loss of upper range and voice cracks when singing high but doesn't show up on a normal video stroboscope? It's not acid reflux either
Is honey good for my voice?, I love singing but my voice is shaking during high notes so besides training is there anything that can help me for voice
About 2 weeks ago I couldn't stop coughing and getting fevers. Now my singing voice has changed and everything I sing my voice cracks. How do I fix it?
Rest your voice: You probably have some inflammation of your vocal cords. I would rec. Resting your voice for at least two weeks-- no singing. If you sound hoarse when talking, then rest it with speaking also. Whispering actually makes it worse, so just write or text. If you still hear cracking after two weeks, see your doctor for an exam of your vocal cords. ...Read more