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Our barbershop group just finished performing our annual show. It has been a really busy week building up to our two performances yesterday. Besides the normal business of making a living, etc, we had many extra and expanded rehearsals this week (thus, my blogging absence). It was all very fun. But I am pooped today. I had extra coffee yesterday to boost myself through the evening show. Couldn’t sleep until the wee hours. Then at 7:30am this morning the daughter’s cat decided I needed to wake up and pay her some attention. Drat that cat!
I did not stay compliant yesterday. There was food everywhere. Lots of junk food.
Singers have to stay very hydrated. But drinking water before a performance washes away the natural lubricants in the throat. There is a trick to keeping the throat lubricated so that the voice doesn’t seize up or crack during performance. Eat Lay’s potato chips. (Only the plain ones – no flavors). The nasty oil on the chips coats the throat quite nicely.
I drank lots of water, ate Lay’s potato chips and sang easily.
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