Hi all! first time i even noticed there was a whole forum dedicated to stammers!
Ive had a fairly bad stammer my whole life (im 23 now) but thankfully i think i have it fairly well under control. Have my good days and bad days like we all do. But ive found something weird. Im a singer in a band (www.myspace.com/theneonstars) and when im on-stage talking to a crowd it miraculously disappears!.. what the fook like?..
Fluid speech with not so much as a hicup!.. anybody else ever encounter something like this??
Hi and welcome to the forum!
I've heard of that before, a lot of people who stammer don't stammer when they sing, it's one of the mysteries The same goes for some when they act, the stammer disappears. Bruce Willis stammers slightly but when he acts its not obvious.
Yeah, that happens to me too! If only life was one big musical....
Yes, its mad, I dj the odd small gig for kids in our Social Club in work and it just disappears, amazing.
I think its the fact that you can portray yourself in a different style. Like when you mimic an accent or do impressions, the stammer can sometimes fade away.
When you sing you use your costal diaphragm, this is different to when you speak which you use your crural diaphragm.
Over years and years your crural diaphragm has built up with fear so that's why you stammer, but when your singing it's a totally different part of your lungs that your using, with little fear in it.
This is absolutely true. Having recently attended the Mcguire programme this is effectively what they teach you. You learn how to breath a new way thus speaking a new way. You now speak using your costal diaphragm just like you do when you sing. As somebody who has struggled with my speech for years attending this course has revolutionised my life. I never knew how to control my speech and this new breathing technique coupled with other techniques has enabled me to take control and can help others too!