“You should not do a lot at once, but rather do something often” – Voice Clinic
For my second therapy session I learned about my “whipped cream” voice. When I am speaking I need to use my “whipped cream” voice! This voice is airy, light, carefree, easy…just like whipped cream.
To produce a rich whipped cream voice I was instructed to sit tall and hum so I could feel the voice in my face and tickle my lips almost. Basically what this does is move the voice from the throat area (bad) to the face/lips (good). This is where the voice needs to be felt at all times and anytime it goes in the throat, it should be re-set by humming.
Here is the set of exercises I am required to do (on top of the bubble blowing – which my children love!):
- Hum: Me May My Moe Moo
- Say rhyming words starting with a word that starts with M, B, D, L, G/K, then S: Moon, Boon, Dune, Loon, Goon, Soon
- Count from 1 to 10
- Count from 70 to 80
- Count from 170 to 180
- Say months of year
- Say days of week
- Read sentences (given passages of various lengths so choose a magazine, book etc and read each line one at a day)
- Use your voice in a spontaneous sentence
I was instructed to practice a few times in a day for a couple of minutes at a time. And also to include practices during showers where the steam helps the vocal folds.