Showing posts from November, 2013

Vocally Speaking - If You Are Single and Sexually Active... Please be Careful and Try, at the very least, Not to Ruin Your Voice...?

I am sure, you, my reader, find the above title quite intriguing. The question which might pop into your mind would probably be – “what is being sexually active could possibly do with ruining my voice...?” Unfortunately, it has some validity to it. For instance, almost every one of us would have heard of the nasty sexually transmitted disease, such as HPV (human papillomavirus). The general awareness about it is that, if the virus was received from the infected partner, it would be manifested, primarily, in the sexual organs. However, the above-described virus could settle in on the vocal cords and drastically infect the vocal anatomy and thus, dramatically affect the quality of the human voice. The voice becomes raspy and hoarse and easily could be mistaken for the cold, flu, strep throat, or simply acid reflux. Months and even years could pass until all the specific tests will be thoroughly executed by a professional ENT doctor/surgeon. Once diagnosed, surgery is

Singing Voice And Speaking Voice: Color, Pitch, Tone... Can It Be Improved, Enhanced or… Outright Changed?

A couple of days ago, I received a phone call from an 18 years old man who was asking if I could completely change his voice, (surgically, or non-surgically LOL), so he could sound like a certain rapper…? I wasn’t quite sure what to do… to laugh or to cry…   The question was funny, to say the least, but the issue was sad, as, at 18 years of age, he was still very naive and simply foolish, to put it mildly. In our, so to speak, technologically advanced age, he sounded like he had no slightest idea about this world and how it operates, let alone about the human voice and what triggers it to work in a certain way.   I always said previously that the voice, like fingerprints, does identify the person, as each human being has their own unique voice, which, in turn, most of the time, also reflects the state of their being.   Could that be completely changed or modified, you, my reader, may ask? The answer for the former: “No, like fingerprints, it cannot be changed.    B

Mind, Body and Voice; Miraculous Throat Cancer Recovery!!

Tim Bristol, professional musician and singer, a throat (tonsil) cancer survivor from Niagara Falls, New York: “Diana, I am amazed: the doctors - the ‘experts’ - just kept saying that 'Nothing can be done...! Be happy that you are alive.' But they, fortunately, were wrong. You have proved them wrong with your unique vocal approach” - Tim Bristol - Throat cancer survivor Tim Bristol; A professional musician and singer for the last 50 years was, unfortunately, diagnosed with throat (tonsil) cancer. For all those decades, prior to attending my non-surgical voice repair course, the majority of Tim performances were in smokey clubs. He told me that for the last 4 decades, while performing, he had seen nothing, but the "blue light"...  No wonder Tim had to experience a consequence of the above. As musicians always say; "No gig lasts forever..." Tim was given a choice to undergo a quite extensive chemo and radiation therapies, or otherwise, he was told, his