I have noticed that today and yesterday i seem to have some more trouble with singing (or alternatively, read: accessing) in my upper-mid voice and my bridging. Now i haven't been doing a lot of KTVA for the past 2-3 weeks because of various reasons, but i do not think i would notice such a set-back from 2 weeks. I've been without KTVA training for a week or more before, that's just life. But thankfully, it never seemed to have any influence over that time period, but you also don't progress.
So some days ago, my singing was fine, i had about the same comfortable 'access' on the whole within my whole range so to speak. But now i notice a feeling very low in my throat, almost at the base, well below the larynx. And at times, my voice seems better. I really suspect that it's phlegm or something, because now and then it's better, or suddenly get's worse with a crackling tone and feeling in the area i described. As if there is some phlegm just sitting there, but just stubborn enough to not be swallowed. I am also not sick or anything.
It takes me much more effort to access my higher range, and to bridge at certain areas of pitch. The 'easy' lip roll bridging goes OK, but more challenging ones, and higher bridging is asking more effort from me than normal. Also, i notice just a little more of that lower resonance sounds when talking. Not that my pitch is far different than normal, just that resonant tone we all know from males. You hear it very well when Ken talks.
I was wondering if anyone has any ideas, tips, or similar experiences? It's slightly frustrating for me, because i usually don't experience something like this, that it actually inhibits parts of my singing. Not unless i am also sick or something. I am usually able to sing it all off, but that also seems harder now. The KTVA exercises go better than singing, but also ask way more effort and i fall slightly below my normal range. Besides tips such as gargling salt water, drinking lemon tea and taking apple cider vinegar, i am really hoping that some of you have some excellent, phlegm crushing/flushing ideas! I am aware of the video that Ken made, but i would like to hear some stories from experience from you guys. That way, i might be able to narrow down the most effective ways, and combine them.