By Stephanie Ciccarelli
July 15, 2011
Have you been doing a lot of gardening, landscaping or hiking in the great outdoors?
While gardening and exercise is a wonderful thing but have you given any thought to protecting your instrument when working out of doors?
Do you have any proven strategies to share?
Hear a couple of excellent tips for how you can do more to serve and protect your voice in today's VOX Daily.
Sometimes I receive story ideas from people who read VOX Daily. This very post was inspired by Jean Hetherington who wanted to draw attention to the importance of protecting your voice when out in the great outdoors, specifically when gardening.
Jean recommends that when doing yard work this summer you wear a bandana over your mouth or a surgical mask while doing weed eating or cutting down plants. Jean confided that he's just now getting over about 3+ weeks of throat swelling and very raspy voice after inhaling something that blistered his throat. Not at all a good thing for a voice over pro as you can imagine!
I'd love to learn more about what you do to protect your instrument from allergens, specs of who knows what, pollution and the like!
Be sure to comment and share your tips.
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