Articles by Anthony F. Jahn

Dr. Jahn, everyone always says “drink water well before your gig” – but it always feels good to drink water as I’m performing! So I am wondering if this is not the whole truth!

What is happening in the morning with my cool, raspy sound , and is there a way to sustain this voice for performances?

“I think I understand that my throat and neck should be relaxed when singing – so what is the deal with the tongue?”

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 […]