Articles by Anthony F. Jahn
I think I just barely understand the “vocal folds” and then someone mentioned that I should know about the “false folds” Huh??? This is getting weird and complicated. Help!
VoiceCouncil Magazine asks Anthony F. Jahn, MD, to respond to the article, “Singing on Espresso”
“Dear Doctor Jahn: a friend told me I should never sing in my premenstrual period. Is that good advice? Or, should I just ignore it!”
I’ve heard that its “bad” to clear your throat with an “Ahem!” – is that really true?
“Dear Dr. Jahn, After I’ve had a cold or cough, once the congestion and coughing are completely gone, how much longer should it take for my voice to go back to normal?”
Dear Doctor Jahn, It’s been months and one of my ears never “popped” clear after a flight! To make things worse, when I sing it sounds like I’m wearing earplugs. I’ve had scans etc and there appears to be nothing wrong. There’s no allergies or anything else I can think of – help! Those who […]
Dr. Jahn, My band likes to play our songs in the keys that they are used to, but often those keys are too high or too low for my voice, and require me to strain. What can I tell them to help them understand why singers need to sing songs that sit well in their […]
Dear Doctor Jahn, I’m curious: I have a friend who sings in a sultry, airy voice. My voice is more clear (I think both styles are great) – but what is it, exactly, that makes her voice sound “breathy”? And could I do that??? Ken Dear Ken, What an interesting question! The answer is complex, […]
Dear Doctor Jahn – I’m just about to embark on a major European tour (2 gigs a day, seven days a week for 5 weeks) – and I don’t want my voice to fail! I’m open to any advice! -Gary Dear Gary, Touring can be stressful to your body on many levels, and before we […]
Dear Dr. Jahn, I’ve been sick for a long time – first with a sore throat followed by an infection. Then, I suffered with allergies and now I’m sick again! I tried singing earlier today and it sounded really bad – do you think I have messed up my voice? How would I know if […]