jlewmdob Posted January 25, 2010 Share Posted January 25, 2010 I'll describe what's going on the best I can. I've been experiencing some discomfort on both sides of my larynx at the top??? It kind of feels like a muscle strain if that makes any sense. Feels like it is near the root of my tongue. Occasionally I'll feel a slight pull. It freaked me out for sure. I'm not sure how to really describe any better as I'm not a doctor or voice expert. I've been to my ent a few times about this and he made mention of salivary glands. He has checked out my vocal folds on a few occasions and everything checked out fine. With that being said, I still want to get to the bottom of this. I'm going this week to a Singing Voice Specialist here in town to see if I can get some answers. I had a few hours of lessons with Jaime Vendera a little over a year ago, and think that I have the basics down. I've always just sang by feeling more than technique and have not lost any range or power with this, it's just uncomfortable. I do warm up my voice and drink plenty of water. I don't smoke and rarely have more than a few beers when we play out. The band I'm in covers a little bit of everything from Zep, Journey, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, so it's quite a work out. My range is G2-A5 and like I mentioned before, I haven't lost any range, I'd just like to know what's going on. I plan on finding a teacher here in Cincinnati and working with them on a regular basis, so if it is something to do with technique, hopefully I can get it fixed pretty quick. If anyone here has any thoughts, I'd sure appreciate it. Thanks for your time, Josh. One more thing, I do the tongue stretching and other stretching excerises to try to release tension before starting my warm up and continue to do them during practice and performance (though I turn away from crowd cause it can look really silly :) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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