The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62134   Message #1003835
Posted By: Celtic Soul
17-Aug-03 - 11:08 PM
Thread Name: how do you prepare to sing?
Subject: RE: how do you prepare to sing?
I do what I can to relax. Nothing will hurt your sound more immediately than a tight throat. I do believe that cigarettes and alcohol can harm your voice, but even if you don't imbibe, muscle tightness can make you sound like crap.

So, warming up *and* taking a moment to relax emotionally is my best advice.