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Loosing My Voice


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I love to play and sing on my G/D Anglo in D but I feel this is to low for my voice .I  try to drink lots of water which helps My Throat at 75 and since COVID has not been good .Looks like I will have to relearn my playing in a higher key Have any of you had similar problems  Thanks Bob

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Sorry to read  of  the  voice  problems  Bob.  

I  notice  similar  disturbances  in  voice  production,  not  that  I  am  a singer,   but  never  attributed it  to  Covid....    Leastways  I  can  now  blame it  on  something  external,  not  just  my  continuing  to  breath  in  a dusty  environment  every  working  day,  or  needing  to  work at  74    due  to  a  very  small pension.

Hope  things  improve  for  you,

Geoff.

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An effective vocal aid is Aged Liquid Garlic. The main brand seems to be Kyolic. The idea to get some of this delightful liquid in your throat, as it eases everything and will also clean out any nasty bacteria. So take it from a spoon, or from the bottle (which has a narrow dropper style outlet) not in capsules. But it does have  a strong odor!

I slurp some before going on stage, and it helps the singing and speaking. My beloved sees me do this, and says "hmmm, lucky me!".

Best Wishes, Robert

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Robert: Some years ago I was sort of suffering the same situation (constant vocal strain), but some friends suggested that instead of rearranging all my songs, that perhaps a voice teacher could help me make better use of what I had. I paid about $200 for 8 sessions where I learned proper breathing, correct use of vocal chords and range strengthening. By golly, for the first time I was able to sing for prolonged periods without straining my voice, and have better range even 15 years later. As our vocal chords age they stiffen, like the rest of our body and just need routine stretching and exercise warm-ups like any other muscles.

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