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Does bad technique cause vocal injury?

Does bad technique cause vocal injury?

There is nothing more stressful for a professional voice user than to have a vocal injury. There is a large range of emotions that arise in that moment when artists discover they are injured. Sadness about the injury Stress about meeting obligations (financial,...

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Does Adele have Throat Cancer?

Does Adele have Throat Cancer?

With two cancelled tours in as many months, there was a lot of speculation about Adele’s voice.  Could this really be something as simple as laryngitis as was claimed? Or was something more sinister going on? It is common knowledge that Adele smokes. That said, I...

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Keith Urban to Undergo Vocal Surgery

Keith Urban to Undergo Vocal Surgery

Stories of professional singers who require surgery after vocal injury are increasing in frequency. Keith Urban, country singing superstar, is the latest in a long line of those who have announced the need for vocal surgery, which he will undergo to remove a vocal...

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What Etta James taught me about the Voice

What Etta James taught me about the Voice

My blog tends to focus more on giving information on the care of the voice.  But as a former singer and true lover of music, I can’t help but occasionally indulge that to talk about the art of voice.  I could not let the passing of Etta James go by without saying...

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Can the Voice Burn Out?

Can the Voice Burn Out?

Does the voice have an expiration date - a stage of “burn out” after which it can’t function anymore? Does our ability to sing have an age limit? The question of age and voice has been highlighted on Fox’s hit TV show, The X-Factor, where contestant LeRoy Bell is...

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