The best way to train and strengthen the voice is through isometric exercise. The Italians figured this out a few centuries ago, and their methods and research remain true today. It's called "The Italian School" or "Bel Canto". The muscle systems that work the vocal cords operate one way, and there are many varied exercises that will strengthen them. It's the same as going to the gym to strengthen our bodies. You do "sets" of exercise, rest, do another set, etc. through a programmed workout on a regular basis. And, like going to the gym, your "trainer" will give you progressively more difficult exercises so you grow and develop. Like the trainer, the voice teacher must be able to prescribe the proper workout for the individual standing in front of him. Everyone is different, every voice is different, and the teacher must be able to hear it, and along with the students desires for their singing, set them on a path to singing success.
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