Throat Lubrication

One of the things I’m constantly asked is how a person can keep their throat lubricated when they sing.  A lot of singers I know absolutely swear by water, but I’ve always found that, in the moment, that actually makes my problem worse.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s really, really important to drink lots of water throughout the day to keep hydrated, but in my experience, it takes about two hours for water to really kick in and help.  When I need a quick fix to lubricate my throat, I go for apple juice.  Some time ago I read that it’s the closest thing to human saliva that you can find, and while I don’t know if it’s true, it’s certainly the case that if I sip on apple juice just before I sing, my chords stay lubricated a lot longer than if I drink water.  I’ve attached a link here written by a professional blues singer who has much the same attitude as me toward lubrication.  She doesn’t actually advocate apple juice, but I’ve tried her recommendations and found them to be great, too.

Throat Lubrication Tips

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