Everyday Voice Care: The Lifestyle Guide for Singers and Talkers

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(Book). The human voice expresses more than words, more than music. Vocal expression links the listener directly to another person's inner feelings, body, and soul. Keeping the voice healthy used to be as mysterious as the power of voice itself. Modern science has revealed much about the vocal mechanism and its health requirements, but simple information for the average voice user has remained hard to find and harder to trust. In Everyday Voice Care: The Lifestyle Guide for Singers and Talkers , respected voice therapist Joanna Cazden brings

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Overview

(Book). The human voice expresses more than words, more than music. Vocal expression links the listener directly to another person's inner feelings, body, and soul. Keeping the voice healthy used to be as mysterious as the power of voice itself. Modern science has revealed much about the vocal mechanism and its health requirements, but simple information for the average voice user has remained hard to find and harder to trust. In Everyday Voice Care: The Lifestyle Guide for Singers and Talkers , respected voice therapist Joanna Cazden brings together a wealth of practical tips and advice to help keep your own expressive voice in top working order. Drawing from her experience as a singer, theater artist, and a licensed speech pathologist who has treated more than 1,000 voice patients, Cazden integrates up-to-date medical information with common-sense suggestions and sympathy for the demands of contemporary life. Chapters on food and drink, cold remedies, loud parties, travel, fitness routines, and when to see a doctor are complemented by notes on alternative health care and the spiritual dimension of vocal rest. This invaluable resource for voice and speech professionals, students, and teachers will answer even the age-old question of whether to put lemon or honey in your tea.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781458443182
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 779,506
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments XI

Part I Foundation: About Your Voice 1

Chapter 1 Consciousness and Contradictions 3

Chapter 2 How the Voice Works 9

Chapter 3 How Voices Grow and Why They Suffer 17

Chapter 4 Quick Rules for Vocal Wellness 23

Part II Prevention: Basic Voice Care 25

Chapter 5 Air 27

Chapter 6 Food 39

Chapter 7 Drink 53

Chapter 8 Voice Rest 59

Chapter 9 Exercise 67

Chapter 10 Warming Up the Voice 81

Part III Intervention: Vocal Health Care 89

Chapter 11 First Aid for Hoarseness 91

Chapter 12 Seeing a Doctor 95

Chapter 13 Complementary and Alternative Medicine 103

Chapter 14 Speech Therapy for Voice Problems 109

Chapter 15 Coping with Colds 115

Chapter 16 Choosing Lozenges 123

Chapter 17 Using Herbs and Supplements 129

Part IV Convention: Real-World Challenges 135

Chapter 18 Telephones and Other Electronics 137

Chapter 19 Travel 143

Chapter 20 Meet, Greet, and Party 151

Chapter 21 Trade Shows and Exhibitions 155

Chapter 22 Tobacco, Alcohol, and Marijuana 161

Part V Extension: Your Vocal Future 171

Chapter 23 Training 173

Chapter 24 Intangibles 181

References and Suggested Reading 185

About the Author 195

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