3 John 1:2 “My dear friend, I pray that everything may go well with you and that you may be in good health—as I know you are well in spirit.”
Vocal damage can creep up on you unawares, especially if you are not in tune with your voice and it's natural abilities. In all the belting, runs, riffs, distortion and high notes, you may not have noticed that your vocals are subtly changing, ie tone has changed or range has dropped.
We are inspired by the Bible where it says:
We want every worship leader to be in good vocal health.
So here are 8 early warning signs of voice damage you need to be aware of.
Its important to note these symptoms must be persistent. Persistent meaning more than two weeks constant.
Also, one of these symptoms alone do not necessarily indicate vocal damage in the short term, but as a collective that persists over an extended period of time, you must seek a Doctor's advice. For instance, a tickle in the voice box may be a sign you need some vocal training however tickling in the voice box that is accompanied with persistent discomfort may be an early sign of damage.
Prevention is Better than Cure
"An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure" is attributed to Benjamin Franklin, who was writing a short essay about house fires.
Dionne is a professional Vocal Coach and Worship Leader and has been tutoring
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