Tips please?

@amaine (2037)
Philippines
April 21, 2009 9:11pm CST
Next week, my band will be performing at this bar, and at this point, I am the vocalist. I sing, but, I rarely know what to do to take care of my voice. Can you advise me what to do a week before the performance, and what to do hours and minutes away before the performance? Most of the time, my throat becomes dry and when the time comes that we will be performing on stage, I have difficulty in bringing out my voice. That happens to me almost all of the time that we perform. What do I do? ~amaine~
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@chesaid (104)
• Philippines
22 Apr 09
im not really a professional singer but i do sing. i do love singing... and before, im in a band also with my friends... what i do is drink water. warm water. just drink and drink. like what people says, do not eat sweets and drink cold water. don't force your voice while rehearsing. before coming to the stage, breathe deep and pray... and of course believe in yourself. good luck to your performance.. tell us what's the result of your performance!!!
@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
Haha yeah sure do. If you hear something from me from the performance, I would share it. But if it turned out a little bit, well let's say ugly, haha never mind. Thanks y'all.
• India
22 Apr 09
here is a helping hand for u.being a medical student i think i know something.warm saline water gargling helps a lot in keeping your throat moist and your voice clear. you should do it a minimum of twice daily, starting a week before the day of your performance. better if you do it daily. a week before, do not indulge in shouting and stressing your voice as it may harm the vocal cords and cause abrasions. so voice rest before your performance is very important. better to avoid ice creams, cold drinks and other chilled things, that may result in a sore throat. hope this works for you. all the best for your performance.
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@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
Oh, that's great! I would absolutely do that. Thanks a lot for sharing these helpful tips. :) Cheers.
@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
I am not a singer but i have heard of people not speaking all day before a performance and I saw on the Australia Idol, Cyndi Lauder came out here for one week and she was giving the contestants little tips on doinf exercisers for their voices, one of the things i remember was she had them blowwing up balloons...not sure what that does...she had a few unusual little tips...
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@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
23 Apr 09
Blowing up balloons? :) Haha that's weird, but, maybe would help a lot. Thanks for sharing. ^^