Do unto your voice as you would have it do unto you.
Your voice matters.
SHUT UP...in Warmups
- Decrease your volume.
- Don't shout or yell.
- Don't whisper...its actually worse than yelling!
- Got a cold? Don't say anything at all. Talking while sick can damage your vocal cords even more.
DRINK UP...on H20 only
Water. And if you're a smoker, LOTS of water. Get a gallon. Do the gallon challenge. Fill up a gallon of water a day and finish it by the time you go to bed. Your vocal cords will be extra hydrated and ready for marathon practice sessions.
Well-hydrated vocal cords "bounce back" from damage faster than dry vocal cords. So all that smoking, yelling, and practice session work won't hurt you in the long run. Well hydrated cords vibrate with less push from the lungs, so DRINK UP on the right stuff.