Myth: Singing should hurt because the muscles need to be built up. This makes sense if you think about learning to play other instruments. When learning to play the guitar, your fingers will hurt for weeks or even months. Even when you?re exercising, your body hurts since it?s building up the muscles. The more you sing and practice, the less it will hurt later.
Fact: Singing should never hurt! Your voice is a delicate instrument that can be destroyed and overworking your voice is great way to do that. Singers need a lot of practice to build their voice, but practice should not hurt and you should not try to sing if you have a sore throat. Pain is your body?s way of telling you to stop and it?s imperative that you listen to it, especially when ignoring it can mean ruining your voice for good. The more you practice, the stronger your throat muscles will become, but don?t overdo things. Singers should practice only as long as is comfortable for them and you should always take days off and frequent breaks.
If you feel pain while singing, something is not right. A qualified instructor can help you and try to diagnose the problem. Professional singers and teachers know the correct ways to sing and build muscles. If after taking singing lessons you still experience pain, then there could be something more serious going on and you should seek medical help. When singing your throat and voice are you instrument, but they?re also part of your body and they need to be taken care of.