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How to prepare before a Vocal Recital

  1. Make sure to warm up your voice before you do any performing or practice. It is important that your vocal cords are warmed up and ready to do their job.
  2. Drink plenty of room-temperature water. Drinking water that is too hot or cold will stun your vocal cords and will make them stressed, and your singing will not be at its best.
  3. Don’t get too nervous, else your throat will close up and your vocal cords will have to be warmed up again. If if this is in the middle of a performance, your voice will not being at its best.
  4. Breathe deeply and stay focused. When you are singing, make sure you are breathing from your diaphragm and not your chest. Your shoulders should not rise when you breathe in; they should remain relaxed.
  5. If you are having a break in between practices or performances try to stay away from dairy products and have a cup of hot water with honey, and don’t forget to do a few quick scales before singing again and return to your room-temperature water while singing. It is important not to drink hot tea or water while singing.
  6. A tablespoon of honey before you sing will coat your throat and relieve soreness from your vocal cords being overworked or stressed.
  7. If you are auditioning, relax act as if you are singing to your number one fan-but keep your character!
  8. Try to stay away from chocolate that is just about the worst thing you can eat before performing

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