Originally Posted by larryace
One thing that helps me is to keep as much air in my lungs as possible. I can't hit some of my notes unless my chest is expanded all the way.
Same here - I find myself struggling unless I'm getting my lungs properly into the singing. Sometimes I try to "muscle" the words as I sing, which strains my voice.
I find that drinking nothing but water (room temperature) helps keep my voice lubricated and not get congested with mucus.