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Prevent vocal cord damage and protect your singing voice by drinking the right liquids

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Is it OK to drink cold beer before singing?

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As a general rule of thumb, singers should not drink any cold beverages, including cold beer, before singing. Cold beverages can contract the muscles in your throat, and these will make you unable to reach high notes. A cold beer can boost your confidence when singing, but it does shrivel your vocal cords. You should avoid drinking any cold beverages. No matter what type of drink it is, but if it is cold, then avoid it directly before and after singing.

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Before singing, it is always better to take in hot liquids because of their soothing effect. Anything cold can make your vocal cords stiff. While beer does not have a really negative effect on the vocal cords, it is better not to be taken cold. Most people prefer cold beer, so drinking beer already forces you to take something cold which is not good.

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Can cold and being stuffed up affect my pitch?

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Yes, cold and being stuffed up affect your pitch. If you try to talk or sing, the sound of your voice will be different. So if you want to get your normal pitch, drink a lot of water, have enough rest, take good care of yourself, and heal yourself like taking your medicines (Vitamin C) as soon as possible. The answer is also "No", if your cold is just minor so it doesn't affect your pitch.

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Did smoking and a cold stop my falsetto?

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Yes it could and it will surely damage your falsettos, Smoking is not a good idea for singers since it can affect your lungs and even damage your voice. There are some people get their voice a mild cracking while doing their falsetto notes. So best is to avoid smoking.

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Singers cold treatments before a gig?

If you are referring to the treatments of the common cold in the upper respiratory tract infection to singers before a gig, the singers can actually use any cold remedies or medications to effectively help them sing. Common cold causes the vocal cords to inflame or to swell making the voice hoarse. Common cold also produces excessive mucus secretions that blocks the passageways of air in the nose and in the mouth disrupting the quality of the voice. Cold treatments helps to decongestant blocked nose, relieves pain, decrease mucus secretions and decrease the swelling of the vocal cords which greatly soothes the throat and helps maintain the patency of the air passages improving the quality of voice of the singers. To sum it up, cold treatments before a gig can effectively helps singers to improve their voice.

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Must singers avoid dairy products completely whether its prior to singing or other times?

As I find that I can't seem to be controlling my breath. Does drinking / eating dairy products such as chocolate etc stop us from mastering our breath and vocal range, if it is so, how do I reach my full vocal range and master my breath for a good quality voice?

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