Many people have opposing opinions about how boating can relate to and influence an individual’s vocalization.
I’ll scientifically and unilaterally explain this.
I have 22 categories that influence breathing and vocalization. Let’s try to figure out who is right.(12)
Part 12 is “Boat”
One female singer said to me, “I do not like to sing on a boat, because it makes my voice sound bad.”
Is that true, or just her own opinion?
I sometimes classify vocalization as a sport, an exercise such as when you play catch or dribble a basketball. Both use effort, movement and are hard to do for some people.
Therefore, singing on shaking boat is somewhat more of a challenge than singing on the ground.
There are three reasons surrounding this fact.
1.The shaking of the boat affects the vibrating vocal cord
2.The fear and stress from this shaking, strains the muscles around the larynx
3.Seasickness directly affects vocalization
I believe, singular or combined, these reasons cause the issue of many singers not singing their best when performing on a boat.
However, this means that not only boating makes the voice worse. These issues (especially shaking) can occur in any situation where the singer is not on still ground.
Actually a lot of good singers, sing on boats. Some give great concerts on cruise ships or passenger boats.
In another case a singer stated, “I like to sing on the boat, I learned to use the shaking to my advantage. The shaking of the boat adds a unique effect to my singing.” In conclusion, singing while on a boat is a matter of preference and performance ability.
These are the pros and cons regarding the effects and influence, riding on a boat can have on vocalization.