If you follow the performance prep tips for singers included in this three-day plan, you’ll be prepared for every gig.
Through my work coaching professional singers over the past four decades, I’ve developed a “Three Day Plan,” a formula I use with tips for what vocalists need to do — and avoid — for three days before a performance. Ideally, to ensure you sound your best, you will do these things for longer, but I suggest three days as minimum preparation.
Drink 8-10 glasses of water every day
Water moisturizes the vocal folds and acts like a lubricant. It keeps your voice flexible and resilient and you’ll hit higher notes with ease and clarity.
Eat extra fruits and vegetables
Foods with high water content, particularly watermelon and melon, help hydration and are an excellent energy source. Since melon is especially hydrating to the muscles of the throat, putting pieces of melon in your water is a creative way to hydrate to the max (I love this!).