I see a big difference in my voice and amount I am able to practice. Love these straws!
The Voice Cups
I haven't sung professionally in over 30 years, and after the last 10 years of working in an air conditioned office I was afraid I'd never enjoy singing again. I was experiencing severe breaks in my range, physical discomfort in my throat, lack of any natural, resonant tone, and a feeling that there was some kind of "valve leak" in my breathing. In the last few years, I've also been clearing my throat a lot. I mean like...a lot.
I was skeptical, but went ahead and purchased the Voice Straw and Cup set, because I was looking for a way to practice and warm up without disturbing any of my lockdown neighbors. By that I mean, I didn't want to be embarrassed for how bad my voice has gotten.
After day one of doing the 20+ minutes of exercises I noticed an immediate improvement in the throat clearing department. A huge improvement. Within a week I was able to perform the "siren" exercises not just smoothly but to a greater range than previously. Breathing has gotten stronger too. Supportive and solid. The "flat tire" sensation is gone. I was singing in the shower this morning and it was such a delight to just make a relaxed, natural sound again. I ain't looking to become the world's oldest opera star, but I'm a musical hobbyist, and to be able to sing and record - maybe even perform again in a casual setting - now looks possible again. The exercises are something I can do every day, and I can feel that I'm making improvements each time.
I haven't used the Cups yet. Working up to that. But, I'm glad I took a chance on this. This skeptic is a believer.