What is Straw Singing?

Straw Phonation, vocal straw exercises, straw singing… there are a lot of ways to refer to Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract training. They all mean the same thing: semi-occluding, or partially blocking, your vocal tract while you sing or speak. 

While singing or speaking through a straw, your vocal tract is partially blocked. If the straw is the right diameter, it balances the air pressure above and below the vocal folds, keeping them separated just enough to reduce vocal cord impact. The result is low-impact resistance training for your voice.

Singers and speakers use this technique to alleviate vocal strain, eliminate vocal breaks, and develop a more powerful voice. Watch our video to see it in action.

How It Works

OOVO Straws train three key elements of your voice at once: breath, phonation, resonance. It’s low-impact resistance training for your voice. 

Benefits For Your Voice

OOVO products are based on voice science, not fads. The industry’s best researchers, coaches, and doctors have proven straw exercises help singers and speakers:

  • Improve Range
  • Use Breath Efficiently
  • Fix Vocal Strain
  • Develop A More Powerful Voice
  • Smooth Vocal Breaks
  • Healthy Warm Up
  • Support Voice Recovery
  • Practice Quietly Without Straining
  • Immediate Benefits That Increase Over Time

How Long Does It Take?

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Minutes A Session

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Times A Day

OOVO Straw Design

Designed in Los Angeles and handcrafted for the precise resistance you need. The OOVO Straw Necklace is sleek and attractive to wear. Just toss it on and exercise your voice anywhere.

How to Use It

It’s simple: Sing through it. Use your OOVO Straw in 5-minute increments, up to 5 times per day.

Why Plastic-free

Vocal coaches and health professionals use the daily “straw singing” technique to teach their clients to warm up and train their voice. But it used to require tons of plastic straws, which are devastating to oceans. Now there’s a better way. The OOVO Straw helps you find your best voice without damaging our oceans. And our packaging—that’s plastic-free too.

OOVO Straw Necklace Silver side view

Who uses It

From everyday speakers to radio personalities and choir members to opera divas, OOVO users all have one thing in common. They depend on their voice. OOVO helps:​

  • Vocalists warm up quickly, quietly, and efficiently.
  • GRAMMY-winning singers prep for sold-out shows.
  • Teachers, salespeople, and strenuous voice-users stop losing their voice.​
  • Fortune 500 executives, speakers, and officials maintain vocal power.
  • Doctors and Speech Language Pathologists teach their patients.
  • Magicians coax rabbits out of hats.

No matter what your profession or hobby is, when the pressure’s on, OOVO delivers.

Sing Ring Design

The Sing Ring by OOVO is the created for for those just starting out with vocal straw phonation exercises. Find your personal favorite resistance with four levels in one device.

How to Use It

Vocalize through the Sing Ring by OOVO starting with the lowest level of resistance and working your way up to the level that feels best for your voice.

To add resistance, progressively cover the diamond-shaped holes. You will feel the pressure balance within your vocal tract, reducing stress on your vocal folds and cords.

Pro Tip: More resistance does not always equal better exercise. Experiment to find your perfect level.

Check out these detailed instructions  and exercises.

Who uses It

You'll love the Sing Ring by OOVO if you:

  • Lose your voice from over use.
  • Feel hoarse after work or practice.
  • Are training to be a better singer, speaker, or vocalist.
  • Want to try straw exercises but are not sure what level of resistance is best for you.
  • Know that you prefer more or less than 3mm resistance in your daily routine.

Which Tool Is For Me?

Sing Ring by OOVO vs the OOVO Straw Necklace. Both have their benefits. This side-by-side comparison will help you find your best fit.

Sing Ring Perspective View

Sing Ring by OOVO

Four resistance levels including one level stronger (2.5mm) than the professional OOVO Straw Necklace (3mm), it helps vocalists who occasionally prefer more or less resistance. 

The Sing Ring is solid brass which is heavier, durable, affordable, and is great for students or those just starting out with vocal straw exercises. 

  • Handheld
  • Four resistance levels at your fingertips.
  • Reduces sound while you practice.
  • Durable yet small, it fits in your pocket or clip the included carrying case to your bag.
  • Like professional brass instruments, the Sing Ring should be polished and cleaned to maintain shine.
  • Low-cost, flexible option for those just starting out with straw phonation exercises.
Straw Singing Necklace OOVO Straw for vocal exercises.

OOVO Straw Necklace

Precision engineered for professionals who need consistency, it helps you achieve the exact resistance recommended by voice science research, every time.

The OOVO Straw Necklace is crafted in gold and sterling silver. Sleek and wearable, it’s both fine jewelry and your favorite professional vocal tool.

  • Hands-free with 30-inch chain
  • Perfectly calibrated for consistent 3mm resistance.
  • A more powerful vocal mute, practice anywhere quietly.
  • Convenient, lightweight, attractive, it's discrete and wearable for everyday use.
  • High quality gold, rose gold, and sterling silver throughout makes the OOVO Straw Necklace hypoallergenic.
  • Beautifully packaged and includes the OOVO Care Kit with cruelty-free microsuede case, polishing cloth, and cleaning brush.

What People Are Saying

"I can’t recommend it enough. It’s my favorite warm-up device I’ve ever used."​
5/5
Jim Hogan, NY
BROADWAY ACTOR
"After using it for a day, I purchased another to give as a gift. I love it that much."
5/5
John Henny, CA​
JOHN HENNY MUSIC ACADEMY​
"The fact that it’s a necklace is perfect. It’s pretty rad and I feel better not using plastic straws."
5/5
Justin Fatu Su’esu’e
Opera Singer​

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