12-06-2012, 10:56 AM
I have teen boys I am not a male just a mum.. the school tells them when they drop their voice has broken(new to me). sure I hear a deep voice but not as deep As I thought it would be and my 15yr old is having sore throught( prob did not spell that right get my drift) for you males that can rem your voice being broken did you have pain and think you had tonsil problems and if so I like info on helping my son get through it.. any herbs or natural drinks. I think his voice is really breaking now and love to hear for mums or dads or just blokes about your voice box breaking... I tell my son well so ya sack dropped where is ya voice box and for it to really change you must have pain. any tips or thoughts welcome xxxx
13-06-2012, 10:11 PM
My professional opinion is that singing, or at least using vocal exercises help in the transition. Imaging how hard it is especially for choir boys when they reach puberty. Many go from being sopranos to baritones in a few months.
When the larynx enlarges and lowers it leaves the aratenoid muscles which control the vocal folds weak. Sirening up and down the range will help to repair the break. Vocalising on the sound goog help to keep the vocal folds together.
A really good book by Roger Love might help, because it has a CD you can work with. All the best, TS.
Don't worry, I'm not a shill. I had opera training and needed a speech therapist because of over working the voice. This book helped me. xx:)