Hey! I am Mark Black and welcome to expertvillage.com.
We are going to be talking about vocal performance. Just to mention that this is a cardinal sin
to many voice teachers but not me: coffee and tea, yeah! Coffee and tea are just fine,
they don’t hurt your throat. What they do is they are diuretics and they make you go
to the bathroom and so for lot of people when they are thirsty, they drink coffee, they
go to the bathroom and the cumulative effect is that they have less liquid in them than
they did before. But me personally, when I have a gig or something big and important
I am going to go to Starbucks and get a big Venti latte and I am going to drink that for
six hours while I am singing all time because it doesn’t make me go to the bathroom. So,
my point here is that those things don’t hurt your throat, they may dehydrate you and
if they do, you don’t need to drink. So, you need to think about before you have a
gig or singing that you are not eating or drinking things they cause a lot of mucous
in the throat.