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Post by Pikachii on Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:24 pm

I don't know if anyone else has had this problem. o u o;;

But, eh...when I'm singing, my throat tends to get "clogged up" I guess you could say. Which causes me to have to clear it every few minutes. I've tried drinking water and doing Vocal Exercises but it doesn't seem to work. But! This doesn't always happen to me. Some days I get lucky and it doesn't happen at all. But most days (like today) it's happening. * A *

Does anyone know why this is and how I can prevent it and/or make it go away? x'D It's really annoying. D8 I'm not sick either so I find it kind of odd. o n o;;
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Re: Throat Problems When Singing? orz

Post by yanovi on Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:50 pm

I hope you're not trying to change your voice sound different than it naturally is. O_O)b+ Don't try to harvest a new voice when you can't do your natural voice.

Um! Vocal warm ups should fix it. What warm ups are you doing?
And don't snack, drink cold water before recording. O_O)b +
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Post by krannda on Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:08 pm

If you are getting phlegm in your throat, then it's most likely because something in your singing technique is wrong. Phlegm is your body's response to when something is wrong and when you are hurting your throat (it's also for flushing out teh bad stuff that gets into your body).
It's not a good sign that your throat is getting clogged up that often actually because you might be doing some really bad damage (that or you have some kinda pathogen there that won't go away).

One thing to remember: if there's phlegm and you're really not sick, just stop singing because you have obviously done something wrong. Permanent damage might occur if you keep forcing your voice out. xD

You'll have to improve your singing technique. Even if you don't try changing your voice, singing technique is always the most important. Do NOT sing using your throat as your support but use your diaphragm (or tummy).

How do you know if you're using your tummy? Here's a simple test. ;D
Sing "Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha." in the same note. Any note will do.
Each "Ha." should be short and imitate a sort of jumping action. Put your hand on your tummy and see if it jumps along. You might laugh at it because it feels silly but if your tummy does jump along, that means you are using your tummy instead of your throat. Also, do not make your shoulders jump, you'll just look kinda dumb and it will distract you from proper singing. 8D
(No, do not manually make your tummy jump. That would be cheating and not the point of this test. <__<;; )

There are also plenty of articles and videos online talking about proper singing technique and how to avoid damaging your voice.

I hope this helps!
If it doesn't just post here again and I'll try to help. xD
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Post by KentaMidorin on Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:06 am

krannda wrote:If you are getting phlegm in your throat, then it's most likely because something in your singing technique is wrong. Phlegm is your body's response to when something is wrong and when you are hurting your throat (it's also for flushing out teh bad stuff that gets into your body).
It's not a good sign that your throat is getting clogged up that often actually because you might be doing some really bad damage (that or you have some kinda pathogen there that won't go away).

...Now I'm worried. Because I can't sing like I normally either because of exactly this. Any remedies that can help?
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Re: Throat Problems When Singing? orz

Post by 12enma12 on Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:21 am

clogged up ??
like it goes " Aaaa.... ... .... ... aaaa" <<with the old grannies voice??
is it soo ?
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Post by nekolexis on Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:26 am

Remedies. Depending on what it really is, when I have a sore throat or I've lost my voice, Chamomile Tea with honey usually helps ^^;
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Re: Throat Problems When Singing? orz

Post by animezirow on Sat May 14, 2011 1:49 pm

I'm worried as well because my throat clogs up after singing for long periods of time. =w=

Before recording, I heard it's good to eat an apple.
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Re: Throat Problems When Singing? orz

Post by Kago on Sun May 29, 2011 1:33 am

I once read that having phlegm when starting to sing is quite normal. What you need to do is vocal warmup so that the phlegm can naturally go away or something like that. I forgot the article that I had read about it though =/

But yeah if u continue to sing with the phlegm and ur throat starts to feel sore, time to stop.
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Re: Throat Problems When Singing? orz

Post by sumirehana013 on Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:12 pm

krannda wrote:If you are getting phlegm in your throat, then it's most likely because something in your singing technique is wrong. Phlegm is your body's response to when something is wrong and when you are hurting your throat.
Wow, this is really helpful!

My throat gets clogged up at times too when I'm taking a lot of time to record something~ and I think it may have something to do with a wrong singing technique, since when I get tired of repeatedly recording something, I start to use my throat for support already.
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Re: Throat Problems When Singing? orz

Post by Glenn on Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:56 pm

Do not sing before the clock as passed 4PM, make sure you warm up properly, drink a glass of wine and scream.

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Re: Throat Problems When Singing? orz

Post by Imagase on Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:38 am

sumirehana013 wrote:

My throat gets clogged up at times too when I'm taking a lot of time to record something~ and I think it may have something to do with a wrong singing technique, since when I get tired of repeatedly recording something, I start to use my throat for support already.


yes as Krannda says, its normal, but if you are using your throat for support then that mean you are singing incorrectly. Singing should be like talking, you dun strain anything nor work your throat that much.

I suggest you to slowly first learn how to breathe with your diaphragm.
you said you get tired easily, so I'm sure you run out o breath quick too when singing haha ^^.

Vocal warm ups are good too, slowly hum or sing with a vowel. Do NOT push or force your voice when warming up.

Good luck practicing! you're problem will go away soon after a few weeks, you should see the improvement ^^
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Re: Throat Problems When Singing? orz

Post by blank on Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:45 am

wow this is really helpful FISH :D i always had phlegm in my throat orz.. but when im singing it disappears.. when i stop singing, the phlegm is there again... but now.. its always there and i cant speak anymore Crying i have asthma btw
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Re: Throat Problems When Singing? orz

Post by sumirehana013 on Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:04 am

yes as Krannda says, its normal, but if you are using your throat for support then that mean you are singing incorrectly. Singing should be like talking, you dun strain anything nor work your throat that much.

I suggest you to slowly first learn how to breathe with your diaphragm.
you said you get tired easily, so I'm sure you run out o breath quick too when singing haha ^^.

Vocal warm ups are good too, slowly hum or sing with a vowel. Do NOT push or force your voice when warming up.

Good luck practicing! you're problem will go away soon after a few weeks, you should see the improvement ^^
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Thanks~ Although I just have this problem when I record certains lines for like 50+ times already.. XD That's when I start to get tired of singing since my voice becomes strained already for oversinging XD

But I agree nonetheless, singing should not really use the throat for support, but the diaphragm.. ^^
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Re: Throat Problems When Singing? orz

Post by Ai-Say on Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:34 am

Well, technically, you don't sing with your throat.

It's just a matter of practice!
As Kran said, practice singing a syllable (preferrably ending with "o" or "a") one pitch at a time. Continue singing the same pitch several times until you're comfortable already. Then, try singing "Do re mi fa sol la ti do" from your normal pitch to a much higher pitch (don't force yourself. Take it slowly).

A much more wonderful voice will come out if you sing from your diaphragm.
Singing all cutesy will usually require you to sing from your throat BUT! keep in mind cutesy singing doesn't sound always good. Plus, it might risk your throats life (lol!). hahaha.

The bottom line is, just sing the way your body wants you to sing. Everyone wants their own unique style, donchathink? ;D
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