How To Repair Vocal Chords After Performances
To repair vocal chords after a performance, just begin by
Hello, I'm going to talk to you about how to repair your vocal cords after performances. Singing is a very physical activity especially if you're on stage or playing a part in a theatre as well. It's extremely important to rest and repair your voice just as an athlete will repair their muscles after a competition. The first piece of advice I'll give you is to make sure that you warm down briefly after a performance. Good exercises for this are gentle humming, particularly downwards scales because they help to relax the voice and also a vocal fry sound because it just helps the vocal cord to slacken after there being tense when you've been on stage. Getting lots of rest is really important, get loads of sleep, eat healthy, drink lots of water and if it's cold outside, wear a coat, wear a scarf. I know its cliché seeing singers wearing their scarves but it really helps protect the vocal cords from the cold. The following day, do some light vocal stretches as just you would stretch your muscles after playing sport. Just begin by just rolling your shoulders, particularly roll them back because it helps to open up the ribcage in the process. When you've done that, just some gentle lip rolls are often very useful, etcetera. But also remember not to do too much; don't do a really heavy practice session the day after a big performance. You'll be tired and it won't really help you recover. Also, very importantly, don't warm up too much before an evening performance when you have been singing the previous day. When you are not quite feeling it, when you are feeling tired, the tempting thing is to keep checking that the voice is working. But this can just tire you out before you then have to go on stage. In these situations, the best thing to do is to trust the technique you've got and the preparation that you have done and it will be alright nearly every time. And that's a quick guide on repairing your vocal cords after performances. .