Practice frequency I.E. When to take breaks?
I've been singing for a long time, but never had any formal training. I've just been starting to tinker around with ken's videos and starting with the "La" training. Prior to that, i never did any warm up of any kind, just went right into it. I tend to sing mostly rock music and some of it is quite stressful. I find i have trouble knowing when my voice needs a rest, and how long i should let it rest when it does. What are some people's practice schedules like (hours of singing per day/week) and some solid indicators of when the voice is damaged and needs a break (dry cough? odd sensations when speaking or singing? etc..) I can provide a sample of a loud song if need be. I know singing some of the stuff i do without having ever had a lesson can be dangerous, and some of my greatest influences are HUGE voices (mike patton, chris cornell) so i'm starting to worry i may be doing damage without realizing it. The problem is exacerbated by a high pain tolerance (i walked on a broken bone in my foot for weeks apparently without knowing it.... so...)
Thanks in advance for any info.