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How does one handle voice changes during adolesence for male singers?

Question from Student:

Hari AUM Sir
During adolescence (normally between 12-15 years of age) the boys experience a change in their voice texture(from sweet to a little harsher).
What is advised to them – should they stop singing or continue to sing even with all their discomforts and vocal chords strain?
Looking forward to your advicešŸ™šŸ¼

Answered by Shri Chitravina N Ravikiran

 

It is a challenge for people whoĀ  are going through a voiceĀ transformation. They should avoid performing at that stage but can continue to practice at home. They can progressively drop the shruti, but in consultation with a good Guru. The pitch may gradually drop and this may take a few months or even a year. They must be careful with their voice and not strain in the higher octaves. They can focus on more karvaisĀ (sustained notes)Ā  and slow songs.

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