Adding the Cup to the Voice Straw

Adding the cup to the Voice Straw

When we train with the straw, everything we are positioning is happening in the larynx and on the vocal cord level.   Our target is NOT vowels and speech.  Our target is the position of the larynx, the configuration of the vocal folds, and the pharynx which should remain relatively constant.  We are going for the constant "inertance" or energy and then we change everything above the glottis to benefit it even more.  

Obviously, you cannot talk and sing when you have a straw in the mouth. The straw is not training vowel and consonant position. That happens in the upper part of the throat.  Many people out there wonder WHY then straw and HOW they can keep that same feeling you get with the straw when you add vowels and consonants.  This is where the cups come in. When you add the cup you are able to use the vowels and articulate but you are still creating the aerodynamic changes on the vocal folds AND with the straw in it we are helping the acoustical pressures. You are now able to articulate and sing while keeping the vocal tract at its peak performance.   This is optimal training for singing, high energy speech, and yelling and screaming.  

HOW TO USE THE CUP

Once you get the straw phonation down you will be adding the cup.  Audio and Video Instructions will be sent to you via a download upon purchase of the kits.  

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Speech Therapist Recommended

I am doing some rehab and my speech therapist recommended doing straw exercises. Got the kit and she was so impressed she took down the info to share with other patients. I've already started to notice a difference. As a voice actor this is a game changer and I can record longer w/out my voice getting rough.

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Great tool to improve your voice technique

I've worked for a long time with the straw for myself and my students and find it very beneficial for the voice. The voice cups are new to me and I'm still experimenting with them, but can already tell that they help to shape and balance the vowels better.

AMAZING!

I’m a professional singer and have had used my share of disposable coffee stirrers and straws. I was skeptical to make this purchase but so glad I did! It has changed my singing in just a few weeks. Everything feels so easy! My voice is smoother, more supported, and everything just feels right. I love the different size options to adjust for how my voice is feeling day to day or exercise to exercise. Highly recommend buying these straws and cups.

Excellent Product

This tool is extremely helpful to get my voice up and running. You will be happy with the results!