Vocal hygiene is simple, common sense

Vocal hygiene is simple, common sense

Have you heard the term vocal hygiene? It sounds complicated, (and possibly messy?), but it's very simple - vocal hygiene is the care of your voice by being aware and making choices based on how your voice and your health in general are affected by various environmental factors such as foods, drinks, weather, sleep, hormones, stress and other elements. Your vocal mechanism (and your body as a whole) is your instrument. Just like any good guitarist, violinist, or saxophonist knows how to care for his or her instrument (what kinds of temperatures and moisture levels to avoid, how to maintain its level of repair, etc.), a good singer must be diligent when it comes to maintaining his or her own vocal and overall physical health. In some ways, vocalists are lucky that when they travel their instrument is easily transportable, inside their bodies! However, with that convenience comes a price: vocalists must be much more careful about what they put in their bodies and how they take care of their health.

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