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If I sing with the whistle register too much can it damage my voice?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Possibly

If you are trained properly in this technique, occasional use should not be harmful.
Otherwise, using whistle register can damage the false vocal folds (used to produce whistle register) by causing nodules. Improper technique can also negatively affect your normal upper register. I'd advise training with a vocal teacher well versed in this technique.

In brief: Possibly

If you are trained properly in this technique, occasional use should not be harmful.
Otherwise, using whistle register can damage the false vocal folds (used to produce whistle register) by causing nodules. Improper technique can also negatively affect your normal upper register. I'd advise training with a vocal teacher well versed in this technique.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

If one were properly trained to develop this register and is not inappropriately using your false vocal cords or straining your true vocal cords, then singing at this register can be safe.
It can be worth while to work with an experienced voice teacher if this will be a frequent register to sing in.

In brief: Depends

If one were properly trained to develop this register and is not inappropriately using your false vocal cords or straining your true vocal cords, then singing at this register can be safe.
It can be worth while to work with an experienced voice teacher if this will be a frequent register to sing in.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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