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Things to keep in your gig bag

Every singer has a night (or day) where their voice is feeling a little less than spectacular. Whether it is from lack of sleep, a cold, allergies or vocal fatigue we all have days that we wish we didn’t have to go out and perform. Here are a few things to keep in your gig bag to make those days a little better.

Throat Coat

Throat Coat Tea – is sold by the box in individually wrapped packages perfect for keeping in your purse or gig bag. Simply brew in hot water according to the package directions and you have a soothing blend that will help your throat feel a little better. The tea is a little sweet on its own, so you don’ t need to add any sweeteners, but honey is a nice addition. It also comes in lemon and ecchinacea flavor, but I don’t recommend it.

The main ingrediant is slippery elm which helps to soothe and heal mucous membranes. In this case those of the throat. Slippery elm is also found in another great item to keep in your gig bag, Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges. These are great for times when you need something to soothe your throat quickly and there isn’t any boiling water around. They come in a small package perfect for your purse or audition bag and they come in a few flavors (in case original flavor isn’t your favorite.)

Thayers Slippery Elm Lozenges

The advice contained in this article is not meant to replace the advice of a qualified physician. If you are having problems (for more than a day or two) please seek the care of a qualified physician.

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March 17, 2008 - Posted by | Voice Care | , , , , , , ,

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