I’m sharing my top tips for vocal recovery after dealing with a nasty cold that (of course) coincided with a week of important singing gigs.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV. These are practices and products that have helped me and that I share as a service to other singing professionals. Certainly use your best judgement on what will work best for you!
Here are the high points, I strongly recommend watching the video for all the information.
~ Hum instead of sing to warm up your voice.
~ Do NOT whisper, instead avoid talking altogether
~ Drink hot tea, avoid lemon and add honey
~ Eat Lays regular potato chips (watch video for funny story on how I got this helpful tip!)
~ Gargle with room temperature water
~ Sleep with humidifier and use vicks vapor
~ Use neti pot morning and night
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