My Throat Hurts When I Sing the High Notes

December 19th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized

I’m either tensing up too much, or it’s singing-cancer (sorry, that’s the way my mind works). I’m sure it’s something I’m doing because it started when I was in a rush to warm up a few weeks ago and I went straight to the high notes. I pushed too hard and too fast and hurt myself. Ever since, after singing for a while I feel pain in my throat whenever I hit the high notes. So, I’m going to start by seeing a vocal coach.

If anyone has gone through this, I’d love to hear about your experiences. I know I have a lifetime of bad singing habits to un-do.

More #20Acts and #26Acts. Some people do 27 to include Lanza’s mother and some people are even doing 28 to include the shooter because he was a damaged soul as well. Ann Curry who started it all said it was an individual decision. Honestly, I don’t see how one or two more kind acts is a bad thing.

A high school teacher told her students: “Go up to the quiet kid at lunch. Be the loners lab partner. Offer a kind word.”

“Went to ToyRUS and paid off someone’s layaway.” (I just read that someone paid off all the layaways at a Walmart.)

“Just paid the school fees for 25 children with AIDS in Mombasa, Kenya.”

“Gave a red dress and $ for shoes to a sweet 8yo in mem of Charlotte Bacon who wore her new dress&boots on Fri.”

“Got bumped upgraded to business class on my flight to London from US, gave it to a crying woman by herself.”

Christmas tree shopping on Jane Street in New York City. I love the what looks to be a cowboy with the iphone.

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  1. 4 Responses to “My Throat Hurts When I Sing the High Notes”

  2. By Karen on Dec 19, 2012

    I love your last posts. The true spirit of Christmas and humanity. It is a little sad that we all can’t do that 365 days a year and not just when tragedy hits. If we all try everyday from now on with just 1 act of kindness think of much better our lives would be. One simple thank you or smile goes a long way!

  3. By Karen (the one in North Carolina) on Dec 19, 2012

    I give $25 every month to a different charity or person – whatever catches my eye in the news at the moment. I have another amount deducted out of my paycheck to three causes (Piedmont Land Conservancy, NC Audubon and Carolina Raptor Rehab). I guess I’ll bump it up to $26 in honor of those at Sandy Hook.

    Like minds must think alike. Nosebleed – nose cancer; bump on my finger – finger cancer. Actually the nosebleeds come from this dry dry weather and the finger bump is due to ganglion cyst.

  4. By Stacy Horn on Dec 21, 2012

    Chapped lips cancer, dry skin cancer, common winter cancers. I love that you give so much to charities. I’m more sporadic. I give when my friends or relatives ask me to support a charity they are supporting, and then here and there to animal rescue organizations.

    Karen, I agree, you don’t have to do a lot to improve someone else’s day. As I get older and more invisible, for instance, I try to make a point to meet the eyes of the oldest people I see on the street, just to say, I see you. I smile if it feels right.

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