EFFECT OF COLD WATER ON THE VOICE


In the World of Vocal pedagogy its a strong debate weather or not Cold water affects the Voice.
Some are of the opinion it doesn't, while others say it does.
On some singers part, Taking Cold stuffs is like an addiction they just can't stop it.

Your larynx (the voice box) is made up of the Vocal Folds which is the main vibratory component in your voice. One of its major characteristic is that it can either get cold or warm. This is why when you get so cold it reflects on your voice.

Most vocal teachers advocate that students stay off cold water because:
1. Since the vocal Ford's shrink and get tightened up once it is cold, it will make singing difficult.
2. A habit of Taking cold stuffs on regular basis will condition the voice with weak vibratory vocal folds, tightened vocal cords and it might likely increases more chances of a greater production of mucous.

While some others are of the opinion that:
1. Cold water maybe taken at other times, but should be avoided few minutes and hours to singing
2. Water is great for the body, cold or warm it doesn't matter.
Howbeit an experiment conducted by Ashley Hyde on "How cold water affects your vocal range" She tested this using four girls, all around the same weight and size. For each test, she had each girl sing a G scale. Then, they drank a cup of cold water (42 degrees Fahrenheit) and sang the scale again. She recorded how they sang it before and after they drank the water. She noticed they could not hit the notes they were hitting before And thus she concluded that Cold water affects your Range.
From proven facts Cold water affects more singers than less singers.

Cold water has a numbing effect on the Voice and could make it lousy and make it difficult to vibrate freely.
Thus even for health benefits, Doctors advice greatly that patients stay away from cold stuffs.
Mastering the discipline to control your Habit as regards cold water will benefit you as a singer on the long run.

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