Your Straw Size

Size DOES matter - First thing is finding which straw is the right fit for you.  Yes, everyone is different, and you may need different sizes based on your own vocal demands on a daily basis.  This is one of the reasons why The Voice Straw is unique and is the perfect solution for you.   Our kit comes with different sizes.

What does the straw do?

  • Trains the posturing of the vocal folds
  • What does the straw do to change the posture of the Vocal Tube-  It lengthens the Epi Laryngeal Space.

This is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Some voice users will require a larger straw, others a smaller size. We provided both options because we understand how the straw works. When the diameter of the straw relates to the open/close phase of the vocal folds, you get the most efficient outcome for your voice.

The smaller the diameter the more resistance (Phonation Threshold Pressure) which pushes back onto the vocal folds.   The longer the straw the more resistance you get.

The straw is a training and rehabilitation tool. It is all about pressure and resistance in the throat. There are plenty of straws out there but the Voice Straw offers a few unique features that truly leverage the science it is founded on.

Over time, you may find a smaller size works better as you become more efficient.

As you do your exercises, you will eventually integrate vowel and consonant position. The key is that now your vocal cords and throat are in optimal position for the most efficient sound production. When everything is positioned right, you are not only getting the most power and efficiency but you are able to utilize acoustic, or sound, energy more effectively. So your vocal folds will end up having less work to do!

If you feel any of the following, then you need to go to a bigger diameter

  • Squeezing
  • Can’t hit the high notes
  • Head pressure (sort of like brain freeze)
  • After a heavy voice demand
  • Squeezing in the throat

If you feel any of the following, then you will need to go to a smaller diameter.

  • If it is too easy
  • Lots of breath escaping
  • You cannot feel the openness in the throat

Reasons you may be interchanging straw size on the regular

  • You had a heavy voice demand/session and the voice is tired
  • For women if you are menstruating and your vocal folds are puffy
  • Medication
  • Not sleeping
  • Allergies
  • Post surgery
  • Injured

When we take away the straw what we are trying to emulate is the feeling of resonance.   Resonance is the positive and negative measure you get above the vocal folds.    When you use the straw, you should notice a change in sound.  Some people feel a buzz or different vibration throughout their throat, face, lips, cheeks.  What you are feeling is a sympathetic vibration that is happening because of what is going on down on the vocal fold level.  It is a bi product.  So, by using a straw it is another way to train resonance.

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Excellent and Comprehensive Voice Therapy Tool

The Voice Straw has thought of everything one would need to conduct vocal exercises and allows the user to start at the basic foundation with projecting voice through a straw and advance to using a cup to maintain that perfect position while talking. I have loved having everything I need and being able to take it with me! Thank you Voice Straw, no more scouring restaurants and convenience stores for different size straws!🙂

My voice is saved!

I have been a professional singer for over 20 years now. Over the last several years, I have been fighting a giant airy patch right in the middle of my belt. I was starting to get quite discouraged thinking I was dehydrated, lost my technique, had a serious problem with my vocal cords, etc.

I'll be honest though, when I first heard about The Voice Straw, I rolled my eyes and thought how on earth is that not a gimmick? However, I started to become desperate to fix my voice as I'm rehearsing a new show, and I thought desperate times called for desperate measures, so I reluctantly ordered The Voice Straw.

Long story short, The Voice Straw is worth every penny and then some! It arrived in the mail, and I followed the instructions and made it through about 3 or 4 warm ups, and I kid you not, my voice was stronger and I had more control over it than I've ever had. That airy patch in my voice was gone after one session! Now, I'm about 8 practice sessions in, and I'm feeling better vocally that I have in years. I'm no longer afraid of the new show I'm learning, and I will have the vocal straw on the side of the stage when I need it during any and all future shows. Thank you!!

Best Singing Tool. Period.

I noticed an immediate difference in my voice using the voice straws + cups set. In just two weeks my range has expanded in both directions, vocal support has improved, and tension I never even realized I had has been reduced. I also live in a NYC apartment and the straws/cups allow me to warm up and rehearse in my apartment without noise complaints from neighbors.

Fantastic

I'm a lazy singer; I hate to warm up. My singing voice has been getting a bit rusty this pandemic. A friend recommended the Voice Straw and after doing the warm-ups on Day 1, I actually burst into tears while singing a song. The difference in my voice was like night and day. I felt like I had more lung power than ever before. Grateful to have found this product.

The Voice Straw and Cup Combo Kit