- Sing from your diaphragm.
- Where is your diaphragm? Okay, now where are your vocal folds? Great, they aren’t even remotely close to each other. This is one of those “old school” techniques. Think of expanding and collapsing the lungs instead, where air actually accumulates.
- Vocal damage only comes from bad technique.
- False. While, yes, sometimes it can come from bad technique, sometimes you may just be born with a pathology. Professional voice users do not have pristine vocal folds, even with tons of training and proper technique. Because you are using your voice constantly, it will take a hit. That’s why it’s important to have a “voice doctor” or otolaryngologist, even if your voice is healthy. That way, if anything were to happen, they have a record of your cords at their best and can solve any problem quickly.
And that ends our March Madness… for now. Reach out and let us know if there are any other myths you are curious about!