Look. We all want the ability to last longer and go all night long. Screaming and Cheering on our Nashville Predators that is. So how can we achieve this without straining our vocal cords and being hoarse the next day? Well according to vocal coach Gaelyn Garrett, director of the Vanderbilt Voice Center, gave this advise on NPR with host Tony Gonzalez.
- Be quiet during the day. Rest those vocal chords.
- Warm up. Just like a professional singer — only substituting Preds chants for melodies.
- Stay hydrated. In other words: avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
- Rejuvenate. The entire game-going experience demands more from the voice than normal, so use intermissions to rest. Find a quiet place with friends
Garrett’s short rule: less throat and more wide open air flow. “You want to be able to open up and ‘ahhhhh’ … and that ‘eeeehhh’ — any kind of that activity is bad,”
Let’s get LOUD tonight!!!! And LETS GO PREDATORS!!!!!
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