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Tinwhistler Help! My singing voice is dying! (107* d) RE: Help! My singing voice is dying! 22 Aug 98

I am following this thread with interest. Is it possible that Jim just overdid it? He mentions being "obsessed;" I get an impression of him suddenly belting out songs where ever he goes, without the warmups and techniques you mentioned.

If I put away my guitar for a few days and then play it for hours, my hands and arms let me know in no uncertain terms that they are unhappy. Can't a similar thing happen to the voice?

Sometimes when I sing I love my voice. I can hit the notes, have great range, mellow tone, expression etc. And then other times I sound awful--can't hit a note, waver etc. What gives?

A voice teacher I know recommends gargling with warm water and a teaspoon of baking soda if your voice is irritated or if you have that "clogged" feeling. Anyone else ever hear of that?

Thanks for all the info. I will have to cut back on caffeine now that I have a good excuse!


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