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My Faves

There are some things in the world that I feel so great about, I just want to share them with everybody. So you're in luck! You've found my ever-growing directory of faves!

Quick Disclosure: Some of these links happen to be affiliate or partner links. That just means when you click the link to purchase something on this page, I may receive a commission for sharing it with you, even though it won't cost you a penny more. Which is pretty great, because I was going to share it with you anyway!

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SOVT

The Vocal Trainer is a groundbreaking vocal training tool, designed to enhance your vocal abilities by providing you with precise control over your voice. With its customizable back-pressure options, it renders the need for multiple straws of varying lengths and diameters obsolete. By being able to adjust the resistance to your comfort level, you can gradually build vocal strength, enhance breath control, and improve pitch accuracy. With its impressive portability, you can take your vocal training with you wherever you go, ensuring that practice and improvement are always within reach. The Vocal Trainer is engineered for a quiet and unobtrusive experience. Its low-noise operation ensures that you can practice in peace without disturbing those around you.

I have curated a list of lower cost supplies from Amazon that can be used in SOVT work. There are various straw options (different lengths and diameters), as well as funnels and masks.

Discuss your options with your vocal coach before investing in your tools, to make sure that they'll be the right fit for the goals you're working towards!

The Voice Straw regulates aerodynamic pressure while the cup balances acoustical pressure—making the two together the complete voice training package. When you add the Voice Cup to the Voice Straw, you can create a tight seal around your mouth. This seal allows you to actually sing, talk, yell, etc., all while keeping the vocal tract in the healthy configuration you've achieved through straw training. The Voice Straw and Cup Combo comes with both 3mm and 6mm straws and cup options.

1. Here's a GREAT video to show you the anatomy!

Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract (SOVT) work is, frankly, irreplaceable in good vocal training, and the science is here to back it. That's most easily done with a straw. These straws are a better choice for the environment than disposables, and they provide a consistent diameter, and thus back pressure. They come in the Basic and Pro versions - I highly recommend the Pro version, as it comes with 3 sizes in one package (4mm, 3mm, and 2mm diameter), as compared to the Basic version, which comes with 3 of the same sized straws (three x 3mm).

1. Here's a video by S/S to explain the apparatus!

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Hydration

 

Fontus™ green apple throat lozenges provide moisturizing relief from dryness with a unique patented formula that stimulates saliva production to lubricate dry mouth and throat, assisting in the recovery of hoarse or strained vocal cords.Whether you are a performer, teacher, public speaker, frequent flyer, millions of people suffer from dry mouth. Green apple extract stimulates saliva production, manuka honey promotes healing, aloe vera and glycerin lubricates.

Available in Canada in Green Apple.

Hydration is key when it comes to the vocal folds. And it's actually super tricky, because no matter how much water we drink, none of it touches the vocal folds directly. Hydration is systemic and topical. The latest findings indicate that using a nebulizer with isotonic saline can reduce your Phonation Threshold Pressure (PTP) as well as your Perception of Phonatory Effort (PPE), meaning it takes less pressure for your vocal folds to create sound. Less pressure means less tension in your singing, less swelling after a heavy singing schedule, and faster recovery times! 

Watch the video here!

 

Fontus™ green apple throat lozenges provide moisturizing relief from dryness with a unique patented formula that stimulates saliva production to lubricate dry mouth and throat, assisting in the recovery of hoarse or strained vocal cords.Whether you are a performer, teacher, public speaker, frequent flyer, millions of people suffer from dry mouth. Apple, orange, and lemon extracts stimulates saliva production, manuka honey promotes healing, aloe vera and glycerin lubricates.

Available through the US store in Green Apple, Blood Orange, and Tart Lemon.

 

 

This is a  curated an Amazon list of options  for gear, for voice users, some recommendations for setting yourself up at home. Lots of these things are recommendations for setting yourself up for taking online lessons at home. Some are options for gear to practice with a microphone and amplification at home, without breaking the bank. Feel free to do your own research, and go with the gear that makes the most sense to you. These are some great options, but by no means is this an exhaustive list!

These are my best curated lists of different things that have mattered in my life, one way or the other. Inspiring books, favourite makeup finds, sources we've actually referenced on the podcast, best cooking things, tech finds, an abundance of things I really and truly use in my house and my life. If you're looking for my honest to goodness favourites, well, here they are. All tied up with an Amazon delivery truck.

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This the the place to find all my favourite finds - things, places, recipes, services, and more, from all over the great wide interwebs. The list is an ever-evolving stack of what I find so useful in my own life that I'm happy to pass along to others!

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