Take your voice training to the next level

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Voice Flow Straw is a cutting-edge vocal tool customized following the latest studies in straw phonation and vocal efficiency. The tool helps singers, speakers, actors, active voice users gain vocal power without straining, enhances vocal efficiency, restores vocal balance, alleviates tension, muscle strain, and sustains long-term vocal health. Reusable, customizable, and sustainable it is suitable for individuals of all ages.

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PRACTICAL USES

Daily Practice and Training:

Provides daily warm-ups and efficient vocal workouts

Helps your vocal muscles find the right coordination and balance

Balances airflow and vocal fold compression

Creates the most efficient space in your vocal tract for singing

Helps you find your optimal pitch range for speech

Performance Enhancement:

Enhances resonance to brighten your speaking and singing voice

Helps you reach high notes and smooth transitions

Reduces vocal breathiness

Smooths bridges and overcomes breaks

Efficient Practice:

Allows for efficient low-volume home practice, ideal for those uncomfortable practicing at home due to concerns about neighbors overhearing

Provides better benefits between performances than just silence, as the back pressure serves as a massage on your vocal folds, reducing inflammation

Vocal Health and Recovery:

Relieves vocal fold fatigue

Supports vocal recovery after being sick

Acts as a vocal therapy exercise, used by speech therapists

Resets your voice after or between vocal load

THE SCIENCE BEHIND VOICE FLOW STRAW

Straw phonation, a technique known as Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract (SOVT) developed by
Dr. Ingo Titze, one of the world’s leading voice scientists who has published a variety of academic papers on the topic, operates by creating back pressure. The specially designed narrower size of the Voice Flow Straw generates more back pressure compared to traditional straws, modifying airflow to limit its escape from the body. Normally, as we sing, our vocal folds resist the push of air pressure from the lungs. When using a straw, however, air accumulates in the oral cavity due to our mostly closed mouth. This air pushes back against the lung pressure, optimizing vocal fold positioning, shape, and overall alignment. It promotes smooth vocal fold movement, thereby enhancing efficiency and clarity in voice production.

WHY THIN STRAW

The thinner the straw, the stronger the back pressure it creates. This increased pressure, coupled with the subtle vibration it generates, aids individuals in finding the best position and shape for their vocal folds without overexertion. Thinner straws consistently maintain this back pressure, helping to reset the shape of vocal folds and making it easier to start vibrating. Furthermore, they enhance the interaction between vocal folds and the vocal tract, ensuring continuous vibration. This improved alignment is particularly beneficial when vocal folds become stiff for higher pitches or swell due to inflammation, resulting in clearer sound production. Regular use of the straw, with variations in pitch and loudness, leads to clearer, smoother, and more resonant sound production. Moreover, it helps muscles remember these healthy 'straw mode' adjustments, enabling vocal folds to maintain optimal performance even when not using the straw, reducing the risk of strain or injury.

HOW TO START

Start with three straws (less back pressure) and then progress to fewer straws (more pressure) with practice. Place your lips around the straw to ensure air doesn't escape through your mouth. Be mindful not to exhale through your nose; you can check by plugging your nose while singing. Blow air steadily into the straw; if done correctly, you’ll feel a buzzing sensation in your lips, skull, and the straw.You can then vocalize any exercise or scale through the Voice Flow Straw.
Here are some exercises to start:

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  • Voice Flow Straw

    Reusable
    Silicone
    Sustainable, reduces plastic pollution
    Customizable for user preferences
    Durable and long-lasting
    Suitable for various ages and purposes
    Provides more back pressure
    Made from non-toxic materials
    Initial investment, long-term savings

  • Traditional Straw

    Single-use
    Plastic, paper
    Contributes to plastic waste
    Standardized
    Prone to bending and breaking
    Suitable for various ages and purposes
    Little back pressure
    Potential leaching of harmful chemicals
    Low initial cost, ongoing expenses