Why Do I Get Dizzy When I Sing?

Today we’re going to talk about dizziness. Why do you get dizzy when you sing? Has this ever happened to you? You’re going for that really high note, or maybe you’re at the press/vamp of a song where you really have to stay high and you’re really pounding it in and pushing hard to stay up there, then suddenly you get dizzy? Well I’m going to try to explain that today.
I did some research on this subject just to see what other people were saying about it, and I was really surprised at how little information there is out there about it. And I really didn’t see anyone explain this the way I’m going to here, so let’s get right into it.

As a vocal coach you hear me talking about the larynx often. If you look at youtube videos or read articles about vocal technique you’ll hear other vocal coaches referring to the larynx often also, because your vocal cords are located. Just to be clear we’re speaking of that lump in your throat that is often referred to as your Adam’s Apple or Voice Box. Your vocal cords are located inside that “box”, so anything that affects your larynx affects your vocal cords, and thus affects your singing. In this video I’m going to explain in detail how some of the most common things we do as singers causes stress to your vocal cords and how that stress causes some people to become dizzy. You’ll definitely want to watch this free 10 minute vocal lesson!

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2 Responses to Why Do I Get Dizzy When I Sing?

  1. Favur says:

    Great!!! I was actually just medically tested for my dizziness (syncope) with a tilt table study and we basically found nothing. This was scheduled after I was treated for sinus pressure and found no relief in that entity. I was getting extremely dizzy while directing the choir and singing. Thanks this really makes sense.

  2. Kristy says:

    Great video! I wondered why I would get dizzy during the vamps.

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