The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62134 Message #1002891
Posted By: Alice
15-Aug-03 - 03:47 PM
Thread Name: how do you prepare to sing?
Subject: RE: how do you prepare to sing?
Kim gave good advice on starting with easier songs. Think of the muscles and vocal folds like any other muscle you use, like in running... when you warm up first, the circulation and stretching helps you to perform better without injury. Using your voice is a physical activity like any other, and there are techniques that help you use it in an optimum way. By the end of your gig, your voice should be better than at the beginning. If it is declining, then you would benefit by learning good vocal technique.
Go to the collection of "Threads on the Singing Voice" that I compiled. There is more there on this topic.