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Singing when sick

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Estimable Member
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I have fallen into the role of THE singer in our 3-piece rockabilly group. It's been tough enough getting through 3 sets from 10-2 firing on all cylinders. But what happens when the guy who won't call in sick from work passes that nasty bug to me? POinters, technique, and ideas greatly welcome!

Noble Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 1630

If you are sick all over, there isn't much you can do.

If you lose your voice,or the better part of it (like me - maybe permanent?) just choose the songs that you can sing in the range where you are still at. :shock: (I write new ones).

So, plan ahead, and practice those which offer less strain. You will be able to feel it. Make your set list and use that as a rainy day scenario, or when you have a sore voice. 8)

Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.

Illustrious Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 5381

Try Ayr, theraflu, drink lots of cool water and a neti pot. That works for me, although you have a narrow window before it all comes back.

Noble Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 794

Good advice so far.

I haven't tried this myself, but some singers swear by a gargle of apple cider vinegar and honey and water. There are various recipes for the brew, some adding cayenne pepper or other ingredients. You can find different versions on-line.