Straw phonation, or straw singing, has been around for many, many years (centuries, in fact) with the benefits of using the technique both multiple and varied.
From releasing tension in the vocal folds (vocal cords) and in turn strengthening them, to smoothing out voice breaks, increasing range, developing the respiratory muscles, bringing the vocal folds into greater alignment, easing vocal fatigue and improving vocal health, it's a fantastic exercise to add to your practice routine and general, day-to-day singing. Basically, thanks to back-pressure heading back down the vocal tract and through the vocal folds, it helps them to vibrate more easily, with less effort, thus make singing feel easier!
It's a technique I've used regularly in my teaching over the years to help develop some of the above. However, to make this practice even more effective, and therefore see even better results in your vocal development, Rayvox have cleverly created the superb SOVT Straw (Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract, which is a fancy way of saying the mouth is partially closed). It's an adjustable and beautifully designed straw which allows you to vary the diameter (aperture) of the straw to create different resistances.
That in turn means you can vary your practice between, for example, overcoming vocal fatigue or giving your voice a really muscular workout to strengthen the vocal folds. It's completely up to you in terms of how you feel and what you're looking to achieve on any given day.
It's fast becoming a 'must-have' in any vocalist's armoury and so I'm delighted to say that having teamed up with Rayvox, you can now get a 15% discount on your very own SOVT Straw by applying a special Voicecraft Studio code. You get an excellent free downloadable 'How to/Information' guide with every purchase while you can also get 10% OFF on SOVT Streaming Courses, and more, via the SOVT Straw website.
Learn how to use your SOVT Straw and some of the exercises to practice HERE.
HOW TO GET YOUR 15% DISCOUNT
Simply follow the link below, select the straw (and/or a course of your choosing) and at the Checkout page, insert STEVEMORTON into the Discount Code field, apply the code and voila...
You've just chosen to enhance your voice further AND save some cash, too! Great decision.
Keen to learn more about how straw phonation can improve your voice or how to use your fancy new straw more effectively? Get in touch and I'll be happy to help!