Using the proper voice-producing technique is essential for keeping one’s voice intact.
Nonetheless,reasons for hoarseness and over-strained vocal cords are often different, and have nothing to do with your singing technique, such as the following:

  • Failure to perform vocal warming up before a performance or a rehearsal;
  • Failure to perform release of the vocal system after the performance or rehearsal;
  • Improper diet, which increases throat acidity, and eating before and during the singing. But a small, sweet, energy snack is OK, and sometimes recommended.
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Lack of sleep before a performance or a rehearsal
  • Under-powered monitors, which cannot allow the singer hear his own voice clearly. This may result in over-straining one’s vocal cords.
  • Smoky performance space;
  • Exposure to cold weather;
  • The ensemble’s sound volume overwhelming that of the singer’s voice;

These are just a few of the reasons. Try our Vocal Health Guides to help preserve your voice.

Faithfully keeping your voice intact