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12:01 PM on 06/15/05 
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djUbilla
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So I'm playing a show this Friday, but my voice just seems out of whack. It almost seems like I'm about to be sick, but that's not quite it.

Anyway, does anybody have any tips on how to soothe the vocal cords a few days before a show? Thanks.
12:04 PM on 06/15/05 
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I'm not sure, but I know there are sprays you can buy. Just make sure you drink lots and keep your voice in check for next time.
12:07 PM on 06/15/05 
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Originally Posted by Chuck Vermette
I'm not sure, but I know there are sprays you can buy. Just make sure you drink lots and keep your voice in check for next time.
Yeah, I'm going to be drinking a bunch of fluids. Do you think something thinner like water or something thicker like milk would be better for me?

I've also heard eating fattier foods helps in the studio day-to-day, but I don't know if that would help me this early before the show.

My friends also used to eat packets of honey before a show. They claimed it was gold. Just thought of that one, I'm gonna have to do that.

Thanks.
12:17 PM on 06/15/05 
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yeah, ive heard honey is really good. coats the throat i suppose?
12:47 PM on 06/15/05 
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throat coat tea.
01:05 PM on 06/15/05 
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Do not drink milk, it willl only make your throat more dry. Water is the way to go.
01:11 PM on 06/15/05 
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Originally Posted by Chuck Vermette
Do not drink milk, it willl only make your throat more dry. Water is the way to go.
Cool, will do.
03:24 PM on 06/15/05 
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yeah throat coat.. if you can get your hands on it.. but if not try tea with honey in it
04:07 PM on 06/15/05 
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green tea
04:45 PM on 06/15/05 
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Lemon Juice will help.
06:48 PM on 06/15/05 
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Have you noticed it for more than one day?
I know that with me I might sing really well one day and the next my voice might not be quite up to par. I'm not really sure what effects it but somedays i can sing better than others. Anyways you might just be having an off day.
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yeah. milk or any dairy is a bad choice, sick or not. makes you all fleghmey(sp?) and shit.
08:34 PM on 06/15/05 
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drink tea (perferably green with honey), and don't talk to much (seriously, haha). also, drink plenty of fluids, but it sounds like you've already got that figured out
08:59 PM on 06/15/05 
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Soup isn't too bad either.
11:05 PM on 06/15/05 
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Originally Posted by Hilikus
Have you noticed it for more than one day?
I know that with me I might sing really well one day and the next my voice might not be quite up to par. I'm not really sure what effects it but somedays i can sing better than others. Anyways you might just be having an off day.
True, it might just have been today...I mean I kinda noticed something up yesterday, but I just kinda shrugged it off. Today, I felt I couldn't hit some of the notes I normally can, and I wasn't able to distort my voice the way I normally do either. I felt flat or just off a few times I played around on the guitar, and I had a raspy feeling in the back of my throat. We'll see what sleep does.

These are all great suggestions, though. Thanks guys.



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