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I have found that after a few hours of playing with a bar band, I sometimes nearly lose my voice. Like when you've been shout/talking in a place that's too loud. I don't know if I'm unconsciously vocalizing while I'm playing or what. Anyone else encountered this? Would be a big problem if I needed to sing in addition to playing...
 

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Do you hydrate - with water?
 

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Levity aside, it’s something that I learned decades ago when I studied voice. I still make it a practice to drink about a liter of water each set when playing with a big band and moving a lot of air. Even if you are not using your voice, your vocal cords may dehydrate, leaving you hoarse at the end of the night.
 

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Levity aside, it’s something that I learned decades ago when I studied voice. I still make it a practice to drink about a liter of water each set when playing with a big band and moving a lot of air. Even if you are not using your voice, your vocal cords may dehydrate, leaving you hoarse at the end of the night.
I drink about half a bottle of water over the course of several hours. Maybe not enough and I'll definitely test that - thx:)
 
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