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Thread: Dry Mouth - Singing, Cold Fingers - Guitar

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    Question Dry Mouth - Singing, Cold Fingers - Guitar

    So here's my problem.

    During a 3 hour gig. No matter how many times I take a sip of water, my mouth is constantly dry, like so dry it's almost hard to pronounce properly what I'm singing. I've heard of things like lollies and mints etc helping but I'm wondering if that does anything bad to your throat. Does anyone else have this problem? And does anyone have any recommendations?

    The other problem I have, which only occurs when it's cold, is my fingers are too cold to respond properly. I'm strumming along fine, then get to a picking section of a song, and my fingers just won't do it, I have to resort to strumming lightly. It's like the coldness is making the impulses in my nerves slow down.
    Anything that anyone can suggest for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keanuv View Post
    During a 3 hour gig. No matter how many times I take a sip of water, my mouth is constantly dry, like so dry it's almost hard to pronounce properly what I'm singing. I've heard of things like lollies and mints etc helping but I'm wondering if that does anything bad to your throat. Does anyone else have this problem? And does anyone have any recommendations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by keanuv View Post
    The other problem I have, which only occurs when it's cold, is my fingers are too cold to respond properly. I'm strumming along fine, then get to a picking section of a song, and my fingers just won't do it, I have to resort to strumming lightly. It's like the coldness is making the impulses in my nerves slow down. Anything that anyone can suggest for that?
    Gloves without fingertips, but this is a problem for all guitarists I know and no perfect solutions is found as far as I know.

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    I used this for some winters now, even on the street it works and it dosnt bug me at all.. i can play solos, chords or complex fingerpicking songs with it..

    you can roll the hand part if you wish, but the rest of your hand and forearm is still extra warm, and that helps too

    mine is not as long tho, and is a wool made nike

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    And they come in so many different styles, if such things matter. I do love them (for general wear, if nothing else).

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    I think that you're just nervous. Try relaxing a lil bit.



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