Preparation is key!
How many times have you heard this from your singing teacher? You’ll likely read about this topic in almost every singing blog, website and book. In this blog entry, I’m going to explain why hydration is so important, how to ensure you are properly hydrated, and dispel some myths along the way.
There are two important reasons why vocal warm ups should be part of your daily routine. First up, unsurprisingly, your vocal mechanism (that is your throat, mouth, respiratory system and supporting body parts) is mostly comprised of muscles, ligaments and tendons. In order to work at their best, as you would before working out at the gym, the whole mechanism needs to be warm. In practice, this means good blood flow, which helps everything to be limber, co-ordinated, impact resistant and supple.