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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Abigail Walker
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love them

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Excellent product

Awesome product!

I see a big difference in my voice and amount I am able to practice. Love these straws!

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Jenny Matthews

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Oh, me of little faith!

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.