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Formation of Nodules

“The people we see the most in voice clinics with nodules are usually young women: school teachers, call center workers – or anyone else with a profession or hobby that makes them project their voice on an already inefficient or “leaky” sound. Of course, this would include singers.

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How Nodes Are Removed Today

A surgical operation on the nodes is utterly reliable when you are working with an ENT surgeon who works with singers.

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I Developed Nodules and Survived!

Back in the mid-90s, during a particularly heavy performing schedule, I noticed that my voice was a little husky and accessing my head voice was more difficult than it should’ve been. Since it was my living, I felt obliged to take all the singing work coming my way. As a result I was singing seven days a week for months on end…

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Nodes: Diagnosis and Treatments

Vocal nodules (often called ‘Singer’s Nodules’) are small swellings that can develop on your vocal cords. The swelling interferes with the nice straight edges of your vocal cords, preventing them from closing properly and causing breathiness, hoarseness and unreliable voicing.

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Nodules: Everything You Were Afraid to Ask

Four experts tell you everything you need to know about vocal nodules for World Voice Day.

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The Secrets to Singing Longevity

89-year-old performing singer Frank Holder shares the insights behind is vocal power.

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How to Protect Your Voice Around Musicians

Beth Trollan gives her top 5 vocal safety tips when you are surrounded by instrumentalists.

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Honey & Lemon for Singers: Fact from Fiction

Is honey and lemon really the holy grail for your singing voice? Nutritionist Sharon Zarabi evaluates the claims.

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Most Popular Vocal Health & Technique Tips

We announce VoiceCouncil readers’ top choices on keeping their voices in top shape.

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Does Ginger Tea Actually Help the Voice?

We decided to find out what — if anything — ginger can really do for the voice.

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Top Ten Holiday Movies for Singers

Grab some eggnog, put up your feet and find singing inspiration in these holiday films – says Beth Trollan

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Tackle Your Cold or Flu

With the right strategies in place, you’ll have every chance of optimizing the quality of your voice and performance –says Sharon Zarabi

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Why Are We Afraid To Sing?

Hannah Northedge looks at how vocalists can overcome the effects of early criticism.

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Singing on Espresso

David Katz reveals how his espresso brownie breakfasts put his voice – and life – at risk

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Holiday Gigs – Giving It Your All

Take your singing performance to an even higher level through the holidays –says Jennifer Truesdale.

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Common Sense Vocal Health

Renowned medical specialist Anthony F. Jahn sums up decades of vocal health experience in 10 straight-forward principles.

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The Fan Who is Really a Stalker

Learn some strategies when you find yourself in an awkward–or dangerous–situation –says Petra Tool

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Caffeine and the Singer

Is a cup of Joe really that bad? Nutritionist Sharon Zarabi sounds a wake-up call.

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Review: The Singer’s Guide to Complete Health

Will this new book lead you to the cure you’ve been looking for?

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Singing with a Cold

Stay up on the stage when you’re down with a cold –says Tom Lang

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Energy Foods for Performance

Nutritionist Sharon Zarabi Gives her Top 5 Diet Tips for Singers

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The Singer Who Doesn’t Get Bloated

Nutritionist Sharon Zarabi shares top diet tips so you can avoid unwanted bloating from an unexamined diet.

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Know What Inspires You

When you are moved by those things that inspire you, it can lead to a boost in creativity –says Simone Niles

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The Secrets of Vocal Health on the Road

These actions make the difference between singing night after night or cancelling a gig –says Jaime Vendera

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Think Your Way to The Top

Positive thinking isn’t everything, but it certainly makes for a better musical journey –says Simone Niles

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6 Top Vocal Health Tips

Tasha Layton, backing Vocalist with Katy Perry, gives us her short checklist of the basics.

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My Ear Never Popped Clear!

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 […]

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10 Ways to Destroy Your Delivery

Sing well night after night by doing the opposite – says Rachel Bennett

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The Shadow Side of Social Media

At what point does technology stop being a tool and become an enemy to creativity?

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Maxwell’s Vocal Challenge

Megan Gloss looks at vocal problems that affect popular singers.

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