Basic Steps in Taking Care of Our Voices

As singers, our voice is our number one priority and losing it can only mean one thing for us: end of career. It is our paramount concern when we list all of the things that we need to take care of. Now, with all the things that we’re doing for our career and also for our lives outside singing, there are times that we don’t notice that the activities we’re getting engaged with are quite detrimental to our most prized possession.singing-maricris

If you’re looking for proven and tested tips on how to take care of our golden voices, stay right where you are right now. I’ll be teaching you my personal tips and methods on how I take care of my voice. Let’s get started!

Stay hydrated

Water, water, and water. I cannot stress enough how important water is for our vocal cords. Fluids lubricate our throats which make it easier for us and for our vocal cords to function properly. We can also notice that dry throat or mouth makes it difficult for us even just for a simple talk.

Avoid vices

Smoking and drinking alcohol are bad not only for our health but also for our throat and voices. Alcohol causes an irritation to our throat’s mucous membranes that protect its walls while smoking irritates our vocal cords and your chances of developing cancer in your throat increases if you smoke. We don’t want that, do we?

Health is truly wealth

Eating healthy food helps our voice and our throat as it keeps the mucous membrane in our throat healthy as well. Also, avoid spicy food as it contributes in our stomach acid going up to our throats that can cause GERD or heartburn. Getting enough rest is important because if our body is tired, it affects our voice as well. Lastly, exercise helps a lot in building our stamina good muscle toning which results to good posture. Having good posture helps in achieving proper breathing.

Skip singing if you’re sick

Whenever you have flu, your nose, throat and lungs are suffering and singing during this time will only put more stress to your vocal cords that can result to losing your voice. Yikes!

Limit the use of mouthwash that contains alcohol

Basically, these mouthwashes or gargles contain alcohol that can irritate or dry out our throats. If it’s really necessary for you to use a mouthwash, use a water and salt solution instead. It will still clean and disinfect your mouth without the harmful effects of alcohol.

Don’t talk too much

Before and after performance. Talking too much before performance will tire your voice and throat which will push it to work double time during your performance. Better save your voice for the performance itself and for days that you don’t have to sing extensively. Don’t also think that just because your performance is finished, you can now talk non- stop to thank everyone who congratulated you for your spectacular singing. Give time for your voice to rest after your performance and save all the stories that you’re itching to tell your friend for some other time.

Just follow these tips and surely, you’ll be able to enjoy your voice much longer.


The term ‘pop’ comes from the word “popular”, which is why pop music is any music that produces hits, hence earns popularity. The billboard hot 100 lists the latest hits in pop music culture and gets updated every week. The pop mantra is simple, catchy lyrics, a good rhythm, and a chorus. Pop songs define the taste of today’s generation, and somewhat the previous one.

Michael Jackson is a name that ‘pops’ into mind when this genre is brought into discussion. It’s safe to say that MJ defined pop culture for generations to come and due to this massive achievement; he thoroughly deserves the ‘king of pop’ title to his name.

Current day pop superstars include singers of the likes of Justin Bieber and pop bands like One Direction that captivate the hearts of millions around the globe. Pop superstars are highly appreciated, followed and they tend to develop a very fast fan following nowadays.

All you need to be a pop superstar is good vocals, impressive lyrics, appealing composition and yes, decent editing and marketing strategies. The voice of superstar singers is not that important for you to be a good pop singer. All you need is to follow the pop mantra, and compose good music that will elevate to the next level.

Whether it’s Katy Perry, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Iggy Azalea or Eminem, once you have a name in the pop industry, you are a star.

Pop music is the future of the music as suggested by various popstars. Some say that pop will be mixed and mashed up along with rock and classic to create a new genre. But the basic spirit of pop is never expected to fade away soon. The greatest living proof of the future of pop lies in the fact that all hit songs of classic, jazz, rock or any other genre are remixed to create a pop theme for their fans.