Contrary to popular belief, caffeine consumption does not contribute to fluid loss or dehydration. So drinking coffee before singing should not be an issue. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_and_health#Laxative.2Fdiuretic http://www.cosic.org/coffee-and-health/kidney-function Also, keep in mind that when swallowing liquids do not come in contact with the vocal folds. The folds are hydrated by your body’s hydration system.
Copyrighted by Lloyd W. Hanson, used with permission. A lot of pop singing displays poor enunciation, that is, the words are not clearly articulated and the poem or text is lost, If often takes many hearings to determine the words being sung. Obviously this is being done as a stylistic choice in many cases; in Read More …
“ There is a right and a wrong way to do everything. If you practice eight hours a day doing something the wrong way, you will become very good at doing it the wrong way. ” – Michael Jordan
Focus on the emotion. Not the technique. Speak the line with emotion. Speak the line with emotion and on pitch. Sing it. <!—->
1977: Martha Rosacker: “Mr. Lindquest, what is your philosophy of teaching?” Mr. Lindquest: “You inspire the entire person. Singing is much more than just teaching “a voice”. Singing is the voice of the soul, and the spirit of the person must reflect through their singing.” Source: http://www.voiceteacher.com/management.html