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VIDEO TIP - The best drugs for singers by Dr Daniel K. Robinson

THE BEST DRUGS FOR SINGERS Did you know that certain painkillers can be harmful to your voice? Singers need to be mindful of everything they put into their bodies, including over-the-counter drugs. In this video Dr Dan tells us what singers should and shouldn’t take when they have a sore throat.   A link to the original article (and many more that delve deeper into the world of vocal care) can be found here, courtesy of Dr Dan: www.djarts.com.au/singing-tips/the-best-drugs-for-singers/

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VIDEO TIP - Singers: Are you drinking enough water? By Dr Daniel K. Robinson

SINGERS: ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH WATER? We all know that water is essential to life! But did you know that water is also essential to singing? Join Dr Dan as he reveals why hydration is so important to singers… A link to the original article (and many more that delve deeper into the world of vocal care) can be found here, courtesy of Dr.Dan: www.djarts.com.au/singing-tips/singers-are-you-drinking-enough-water/

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Voice Care by Daniel K. Robinson

Extract of Dr Dan's article Vocal Health & Voice Care (located here) which we recommend you read in full. VoiceCare Ingo Titze and Katherine Verdolini Abbott (2012) define voice disorders according to the World Health Organisation’s classification summarising, “the relative health status of an individual involves three domains: (1) body and mind, (2) an individual’s activities, and (3) an individual’s participation in society. Both environment and personal factors come into play in every domain” (p. 39). Using Scott McCoy’s (2004) twelve headings (pp. 158–160) let’s now outline a range of areas that might “improve your chances of preserving your vocal health” (p. 158). 1. Speak Well: As stated at the commencement of this module [see here for reference], the challenge facing...

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Singing with feel by Kevin Vox of Vox Singing Academy

HOW TO SING WITH FEELING AND EMOTIONS How many singing schools, singing teachers, vocal coaches, musicians or artists can relate to this question?  I’m sure we all get asked this.  The question we continually get asked during singing lessons is, “How do I learn how to perform and sing with feeling and emotion?” Well let us answer that question for you. Singing is both an emotional and physical activity.  The truth is, anyone can sing. You can be a fantastic singer however in saying that, reaching an emotional level when singing or performing will take you to the next level.  You must always think about how you can relate to your audience and most importantly, allow yourself to connect with...

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REVIEW - Traditional Medicinals Throat Coat Tea

Wow, we've never known a tea to have this sort of fan club. It even has its own tumbler feed, check it out at www.tumblr.com/tagged/throat-coat. There's lots of warnings that come with this one, but assuming you don't have (ahem *clears throat*): Impaired kidney or liver functions High blood pressure Heart disease Are pregnant and lactating ...... go for it!! It's hard to find a bad review of this product! We've seriously been searching for one but anything negative is generally around the taste; so if you don't like liquorice, block your nose when you're drinking it! I tend to use this and Manuka Honey before any show. Our hot tip would be to brew some up, let it cool down to under 40 degrees centigrade...

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