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Re: Contact Ulcers (WAS: TRANSLATION: Grandfather and the dragon)

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Monday, July 19, 1999, 0:45
Jim Grossmann wrote:
> > >> I'm going to try teaching by keeping my voice low. No higher than > >> low E or F. And see if this reduces my exhaustion after class. > >> And maybe, they'll strain to listen to me!!! ;-) I took speech > >> long years ago, and have forgotten its best principles. > >> > >> > >> Sally > > Sally, lowering your voice artificially will relax your voice only if you > habitually speak with too high a pitch in the first place. > > More likely, speaking with too low a voice will give your vocal folds > contact ulcers.
Those "polyps" you hear about? Thanks Jim, good advice. I meant that I should probably try to speak to my class at the level that I use when I am relaxed. Maybe, weirdly, that will relax me.
> If I were you, I would make no conscious effort to govern the pitch of my > voice.
As I said, good advice. Good advice. -- ============================================================ SALLY CAVES (bragpage) (T. homepage) (all else) ===================================================================== Niffodyr tweluenrem lis teuim an. "The gods have retractible claws." from _The Gospel of Bastet_ ============================================================