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1 Student Health The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music

2 Vocal Health As singers, your voice is your instrument. As humans, it is your means of communication. It is the only voice you get, therefore it is imperative that you take care of it. But what does that mean? It means consciously avoiding those things that are detrimental to your voice and embracing those things that are beneficial. Below are two lists. One list contains items that, at best, can fatigue your voice and, at worst, create major vocal trauma. The other list is a list of things you should do to take care of your voice (both while healthy and while ill) to keep it working properly for as long as possible.

3 Vocal Health Vocal Don’ts Overuse Not properly warming up Yelling Screaming Coughing Clearing the throat Whispering Vocal Do’s Vocal Rest (Most important!) Drink plenty of water Exercise Get plenty of sleep Bundle up in cold weather Use a humidifier Gargle with warm salt water Drink warm tea See a doctor when you start to get sick Wash your hands often

4 Vocal Health Here is a links that you can follow for further guidelines and assistance with vocal health: The Texas Voice Center

5 Brass Health Noise induced hearing loss and hearing protection Musician's earplugs 1 Musician's earplugs 2 Hearing Health

6 Brass Health Yoga Alexander Technique 1 Alexander Technique 2 Body Usage

7 Brass Health Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture Stephen MR Covey, The Speed of Trust Tommy Angelo, Elements of Poker James E. Loehr, Mental Toughness Training for Sports Mental Health and Stress Management

8 Brass Health Wayne Dyer, You’ll See it When You Believe It Barry Green, Inner Game of Music Irmtraud Tarr-Kruger, Performance Power Performance Health

9 Brass Health Fearless Performance Seminars Other Resources

10 Hearing Health What is hearing health? Hearing Health Rap

11 Woodwind Health Michele Gingras. “Musicians’ Health.” Chapter 6 in More Clarinet Secrets: 100 Quick Tips for the Advanced Clarinetist. Larry Guy. Hand and Finger Development for Clarinetists. Print Resources

12 Woodwind Health Practice and Performance Related Injuries Overuse Syndrome Musicians and Injuries Online Resources

13 Woodwind Health Haely Kate, Owner of Martin Yoga and clinician on posture and breathingHaely Kate, Owner of Martin Yoga and clinician on posture and breathing Local Resources

14 Piano Health Movement Retraining is the Key to Recovery

15 Citations Duke Voice Care Center (Most Comprehensive: Downloadable pdf) 2010/12/22/13/57/10/0598/DVCC%20vocal%20health.pdf Mia Olson (Professor, Berklee College of Music), Musician's Yoga: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Inspiration


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