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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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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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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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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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Singing on Espresso

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

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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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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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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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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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Maxwell’s Vocal Challenge

Megan Gloss looks at vocal problems that affect popular singers.

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Don’t Wait to Hydrate

Drink the ‘right way’ to enhance your performance –says Mark Baxter

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Singers: Shed Those Extra Pounds

Be less anxious and more energized on stage -says Sharon Zarabi

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Singer Foods – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Your diet is a part of an optimal performance -says Jeannie Deva

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The Singer’s Diet

Once you know the perils, you’ll be on your way to the body you want – says Sharon Zarabi

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Sick. Sick. Sick.

Singers need more than chicken noodle soup -says Mister Tim

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Have I Messed Up My Voice?

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 […]

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Endless Phlegm!

Dear Dr. Jahn, I have a student that produces a lot of phlegm (heard as a “gravel-rattle” kind of sound) in his upper range of head voice. He’s not unwell (or been unwell) so it’s not connected to a virus or bacterial infection. It’s quite disconcerting as we’ve already worked on all the obvious things […]

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Celine Dion’s Viral Voice

Deal with vocal setbacks that affect popular singers says Megan Gloss

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Can Voice Teachers Actually Agree?

There are so many methods, but there are common themes –says Lisa Popeil

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Keith Urban Gets His Voice Back

Megan Gloss shows how you can avoid vocal injuries that affect popular singers.

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Drugs, Alcohol – and Singing.

We examine the affects of drugs and alcohol on the voice.

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Shania Twain’s Vocal Comeback

Megan Gloss shows how you can avoid vocal injuries that affect popular singers.

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Good Speaking, Good Singing.

Why should singers be concerned with how they talk?

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Why Singers Need Water

Make sure your voice is reaches its peak performance –says Shelagh Davies

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John Mayer’s Vocal Challenge

Megan Gloss shows how you can avoid vocal injuries that affect popular singers.

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Adele’s Vocal Challenge

Avoid the vocal injuries that affect popular singers -says Megan Gloss

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Has Adele Been A Bad Girl?

All gigging singers can empathize with and learn from Adele –says Kathy Alexander

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