muscle relaxers for singers
Does anyone know of a pill that helps loosen up the muscles a little bit? I've been thinking this might help to warm up the vocal cords. Just a thought.
Aside from that, I wouldn't mess with muscle relaxers; you want to set the pitch properly in the throat with plenty of support from the diaphragm; NOT mess with muscle tone.
And be careful what you wish for; I would think the muscles in the vocal chords are very similar to the ones in other parts of the body that involve shpincters and even erectile tissue.
The side effects could be, um.....a bit unpredicable. :twisted:
Regarding muscle relaxers, If I'm in a dire situation - voice not responding, raspy, hoarse, etc... and HAVE to sing that night. Then (and only then) the med of choice for many of us is 3 or 4 (depending on height/weight) ibuprofen 3 to 4 hours before a gig.
I would strongly advise against using this regularly but it helps in a pinch.
I would agree that exercise is a great way to wakeup those stiff muscles. Just don't overwork the breathing area too much if your out of shape. Seems to irritate things I find for me but maybe I'm out of shape after not exercising for a while, lol.