I know that YANMVC (You are not my vocal coach), but . . .
January 7, 2014 11:47 PM Subscribe
I have been singing more - again! - recently. I've always loved to sing, but I haven't done it any organized way since high school. I warm up, I've read about proper vocal technique, but I am clearly doing something wrong because my throat is starting to feel tight. Help!
posted by ablazingsaddle to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I never took voice lessons, but I was in choir, sang in a madrigals group, and did some solo jazz and rock singing back in the day. I've been tossing around the idea of trying to audition for musicals, so I've been singing more recently. I have a very deep voice - definitely a contralto, but I can sing low mezzo parts - and I have had problems with straining for high notes in the past. I am really, really trying not to do that, but clearly I am fucking up.
It's possible that I'm just getting sick, because my throat feels really tight and sore right now and other than a few bars of something silly from Les Mis in the shower this morning, I have been taking it really easy, voice-wise, for the past couple of days. How can I differentiate between a normal throat tickle and ZOMG nodules! tickle?
I know that I should meet with a vocal coach - and I'm looking into it, despite my shitty financial situation as of late - but do any singing Mefites have any tips for a low-voiced lady who doesn't want to ruin the two good octaves she has? Vocal warm-ups? Belting without straining?