Tic Tacs aren’t just for bad breath. Got a singer with dry mouth… and all that water isn’t doing anything… It’s like a drought in California. Never ending.… Here’s a trick from Forbsey at the vocal mechanics…. Orange tic tacs. Pop one baby.. It make the juices start to flow…. Here’s is a John Lenon trick. Singer having trouble getting air out of his gut… not breathing right.. maybe some studio nerves… …. Try having the singer lie down…Right in the booth… sing those lines. Then have the singer get up and belt it out in front of the mic, It might take a couple of tries. Still not getting it. Record them on their back. Help that singer feel comfortable. I once brought a couch into a booth and had the singer lounge around to get lazy feel. Here’s a happy tip. Ask the singer to smile during a whole take. It can help with tone… vocal placement and pitch. Remember- you’re in that moment when a hit song is being sung… there’s nothing like it. Make it count.
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