How physical exhaustion can hurt your voice:
7 wise things to do when singing tired:
- DRINK UP!
- EAT UP!
- DON'T NUMB YOURSELF!
- WARMUP and COOL DOWN!
- SUPPORT YOUR VOICE!
- DON'T SLUMP!
- USE CORRECT TECHNIQUE!
If you sing tired but wisely:
- You should notice that after your performance your vocal cords don't feel strained at all. In fact, you should be able to sing even better at the end of your performance than at the beginning.
- You should feel even more physical (instead of vocal) exhaustion... and you'll probably be hungry!
- Your voice should feel and sound great the next day, instead of trashed.
Here's when you should cancel your performance:
- You will guard.
- You will push.
- Your voice will suffer.