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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The BEST Vocal Straw on the Market

I appreciate that they give you different sized straws in a practical and realistic tool kit. I have several of the singing straw products on the market, Voice Straw is the best option. Robert Lunte - Founder of The Vocalist Studio. www.TheVocalistStudio.com.

The Voice Straw and Cup Combo Kit

Daily use!

I love my voice straw!! I keep it in my purse for daily use!

Changed my world in a month!!!

This system has truly changed my life. I had all but given up on vocal exercises, especially vocal warm ups, as they always leave me feeling tired and strained pre show. Not with vocal straw!!! 95% of my shows are solo, 4 hour shows. I drive at least 4 hours per show, all over the country, and do all the set up and tear down. Generally I play anywhere from 4 to 6 shows a week, and I’m not a vocally timid performer. The voice straw has kept my voice going day after day. Even on the days when I thought I’d have nothing left. This month I played 26 shows, and I’ve never felt more backed up, and confident, that this schedule isn’t going to be short lived, thanks to The Voice Straw.

One suggestion; it’d be so useful for people like me, who don’t necessarily have to time, or a dedicated backstage to warm up pre show, if there were more guidance for a pre show warm up routine with the cup. I’ve been flying by the seat of my pants with that, doing the provided exercises in the last hour of my drive before arriving at the venue, and setting up up the PA. I hope that’s correct…? Also, any cool down routines, and advice on how soon after singing they need to be done would be super appreciated. Warming down whilst tearing gear down, and dodging the drunks can be problematic. I hope I’m getting right…Thanks you!!!

Jim

Nothing but Raves

It came beautifully packaged . . . that I wasn't expecting. The storage bag is convenient and chic! The multiple straw options is a game changer. They are easy to clean and I can just throw them in my bag so I have them when needed. I love the exercises provided as well. Nothing but Raves!