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A question for all you singers out there

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by stratovani, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. What do you use to lubricate your throat before singing? Plain water? Water with something else in it? Beer? :confused:
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Lemon wedges work well. Or Lemon wedges and hot water and or tea.

    Slippery Elm tea is supposed to be the best thing ever,
  3. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    Thin liquids. Coffee, tea, water, diet soft drinks, etc. are thin liquids. MOST beers are thin liquids.

    Milk, and expecially buttermilk, is NOT a thin liquid! Milk does not work well for me. Sugary drinks do not work well for me. Nor do very thick beers. Fortunately there are lots of delicious not-thick beers.
  4. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Your fave tea with honey
  5. Um. No, to acidic solutions like lemon juice. No lemon juice, orange juice, etc.

    And nothing with alcohol in it. It dries the throat.

    You should be well-hydrated. Drink plenty of water and clear fluids 2 hours before going on stage.

    For an actual help



    And gargle, don't drink.
  6. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    The answer should be lukewarm water, but actually is BEER.

    But no thick stuff, like that other guy said.

    At no cost drink milk before a gig!
  7. i just do warm water with lemon.
  8. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Licorice root is very good.
  9. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    French Fries
  10. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  11. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake

    Serious answer... absolutely nothing with caffeine in it. Usually room temperature water gargled.
  12. I'm looking for something that will flush the mucus off my vocal cords and allow me to sing the high harmony parts I normally sing, without having to clear my throat or anything like that. Anyone try green tea?
  13. fraublugher


    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    Shmaltz with a gravy side and whole pickle gargle.
  14. StraightSix


    Nov 23, 2011
    Room temperature water is the best, cheap lubricant.

    The more you sing and sip it, the more the mucus will clear.

    I have heard some singers recommend green tea but I haven't tried it.
  15. Raf Seibert

    Raf Seibert

    Dec 16, 2013
    A (one! Singular) glass of red wine tends to clear my throat nicely.

  16. StraightSix


    Nov 23, 2011
    I don't disagree that a small amount of the go juice is good to relax the soul and any vocal tensions. Be aware though that alcohol will dehydrate you (as stated above) so go easy with it and still drink plenty of room temperature water.
  17. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks.

    Jan 25, 2011
    Camarillo, CA
    Green tea with ginger. The ginger will cut through the crap in your throat.