Monday, March 21, 2016

Non-Surgical Voice Repair. Do you have difficulties breathing or swallowing? Do you think you have asthma?

Yes, you may think that you do have asthma, especially if you are experiencing shortness of breath and difficulty swallowing food. Indeed, it is possible that you do have asthma, but it is also possible that you do have problems with your voice to be positioned in the lower throat, and thus, blocking your airway.

So asthma or not, it probably would be a good idea to work on your voice and re-channel it to the upper facial muscles which, in turn, will begin to work in full conjunction and coordination with your abdominal muscles, thus to have your voice lifted off of the vocal box and off of the vocal cords.

So, in this instance, your air will have a clear path and your asthma symptoms may disappear in an instant. Also, your voice will sound much clearer and your pronunciation and annunciation will become very distinct. 

Needless to say, applying natural herbs and remedies onto your throat will clear out your vocal anatomy from all kinds of impurities, such as mucus, phlegm, gastric acid, etc. If you do happen to have asthma and some symptoms are still prevailing, it will be that much easier to get rid of them to apply special herbal remedies specifically aimed to strengthen the upper and lower respiratory system. 

Along with that, the Vocal Science™ method advocates special breathing exercises using the lower abdomen muscles to assure the height of the lifted sound; and the upper diaphragm muscles to assure the width and body of the sound.

The breath from your mouth (supported by the abdominal muscles) will serve as a shield between the sound produced on top of that breath and such physical body parts like the chest or the throat. 

The air flying underneath of the sound will propel the sound forward, creating the needed fuel for the sound to fly to its aimed destination.

All of that will assure your voice soaring with no limitations; where, indeed, the sky is the limit.
To conclude: Utilizing the proper vocal technique will provide you (by far) with more than one benefit. 

TheVocal Science ™ Method advocates the holistic approach to voice mechanics and a person as a whole.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Voice Problems: Quick Surgical Procedure, Or ‘Not Too Quick’ Non-Surgical Treatment & Instruction? Weigh All The Facts…

Nevertheless, every day we are getting inquiries from people (professional speakers/singers or not) who evidently misused or over-used their speaking or singing voices.

Due to that, a lot of them acquired some growth on their vocal cords like: polyps, nodules, lesions,cysts, etc. Needless to say, majority of them are looking for a quick fix, so to speak. They do not realize that there is not such a thing, as something has to change with respect to their voice-use and voice application. The wrong application of the voice while speaking or singing had got them in trouble in the first place.

So, by removing the growth surgically, they are only, somewhat and temporarily, fixing the “instrument”… but what about the “player”? The person who speaks or sings (in a manner of speaking) represents the “instrument” and the “player”.

Let’s visualize a piano player who is constantly hammering on that piano. Needless to say, that piano eventually becomes broken. No problem though, as that piano could easily be fixed. What about the “player”, in that instance?  Evidently, nobody took the hammer from his hand.

Now, take a wild guess…

The answer to this riddle: It is only as a matter of time until the piano will be broken again and, quite possibly, this time, beyond repair. Obviously, the “player” was self-taught, and thus did not know any better how to use the instrument without harming it.

With that said, not only the “instrument” has to be fixed, but mainly, the “player” has to be sufficiently educated with respect to how to extract the maximum capacity from the given instrument with - minimum to no - pain or strain (in our case) on the vocal anatomy. 

So, some of our potential clients (especially the young computer savvy population) are choosing a “quick fix” surgical procedure in hopes that, right after that, they will begin to speak and sing as good as before, or better…? The surgery is done, the “instrument” is somewhat fixed (provided that there were no complications, like in  Joan Rivers case), but the “player” is still ignorant and oblivious with respect of how to “play” on that “instrument” and do no harm to the “instrument” and himself for that matter.

Now go figure!

Please use your savvy brain and understand that there is no change without change

Please use common sense and logic… It will always prevail.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Non-Surgical Voice Repair: Change what you can; manage what you cannot.

We care for you, and your voices, since 1984.

 Since 1984:
  • We do fix voices
  • We do transform lives
  • We do remove labels of some diagnoses(s) which had been imposed onto our clients voice conditions by some medical doctors 

The medical professionals give the patients promises, which are implied to the voice recovery; but in reality, those promises (in majority of cases) never had been declared.

From our experience, the example would be where the ENT professional(s) suggests a vocal surgery and makes a promise to the patient that, after the surgery, their voice will be back to normal and there will be no consequences.

In reality though, the growth on the vocal cord(s) such as polyps or papillomas, can grow back in no time, as firstly, because that type of growth has a viral nature; and secondly, because the patients’ application of the voice had never changed. And, as we all know, there is no change without change.

If, in the first place, the growth on the vocal cords had occurred, that means that the person in question had never used their voice properly to begin with.

So, let’s say that the throat has been fixed surgically... In the best scenario, the voice will work almost as good as before, but only for a short period of time. Because, in reality, nothing had really changed!

The person still misuses and abuses his/her voice by speaking very loudly, by speaking a lot and/or by shouting in the bars and at the concerts. The singers with the damaged voices usually come back on stage, but usually with even more diminished quality of their vocal performance.

For example: Look at Adele and look at Sam Smith:

Both of them, in the recent past, had bleeding polyps and bleeding vocal cords. They came back on stage and… their fans love it…?

Adele, as a result, sings (quite a bit) off key. But it seems that our society had become more “deaf” by the minute. Therefore it is not surprising that the audience is not hearing any of those imperfections.

Sam Smith (in my opinion), never had a good singing technique to begin with. But now, after the vocal operation, it’s even more evident that his “singing” is very much so out of sorts, so to speak. I personally feel sorry, especially for him, as his voice now has been drowned into his neck and lower throat; and if it does not get to be recovered soon, he will end up back on the operating table with the “speed of light”, unfortunately. With his own words, after hearing his own performance at the Oscars, he said:

"Singing was horrible. I hated every minute of it, I was so nervous. I'm going to retire, I'm done with music!"
Why do you think that even “jokingly” he wants to end his music career?
My answer is: because he does not see “the light at the end of the tunnel”, as he has no clue how to acquire such vocal technique which will allow his voice to work in it’s fullest capacity possible and with no pain or strain on the vocal anatomy.
The technique, which will allow him to know and hear (predominantly) the exact sound which will come out (the next second) of his mouth; the sound, which will reflect his inner hearing and inner feelings; the sound to be delivered (by design) to the audience.

What price tag you could put on the above? I am sure Adele, Sam Smith, and many other “professional artists" alike, will answer: “That would be priceless!”