Breathing for Better Singing
What you’ll learn
An awareness of good posture and body alignment.
Increased breath support through proper use of the diaphragm.
Ability to keep the throat relaxed while singing, avoiding vocal strain.
Improvement in vocal range and quality of sound.
Do you find yourself straining for the higher notes when you sing? Does your throat sometimes get tired or sore after singing for a long time? Do you feel that you have a limited range? Or do you sometimes find yourself running out of breath at the end of a phrase? All of these problems can be solved through a better understanding of how to breathe properly while singing. Proper breath support and breath management will also increase the size of your voice and enable you to sing with more power and expression and less stress on the throat. It will even help you to sing more beautifully when you are singing very softly, and it helps to keep your pitch accurate too.
Your breath is the engine which drives your voice. The ability to access your breath in a natural way is essential to a strong and healthy vocal technique. The study of breathing properly to sing can be very complicated, and even if one understands it scientifically, it can be very tricky to actually implement physically. It is an area where different voice teachers may have different approaches, some based more on anatomy and some based on using imagery to “trick your brain” into freeing your voice. Singers who have had little or no formal training often hear phrases like “sing from the diaphragm” or “breathe into your stomach” but many are hard-pressed to actually understand how to apply these ideas to singing.
This course avoids all the complicated theory and cuts right to the heart of the matter. It is simple to understand and simple to apply, and relies on basic fundamentals. The information contained in the course is stuff that any good singer knows about, and comes from conventional wisdom about singing which has been passed down for generations. No fancy new methods here, just tried and true techniques.
The course is about developing an awareness of good posture and body alignment, and on allowing the breath to flow freely to the voice. It also stresses the importance of maintaining a consistent connection to the diaphragm, and contains exercises to strengthen that connection.
The goal of the course is to alleviate vocal tension through the proper use of the body and to promote a free and effortless tone by letting the power of the breath do the work for you.
The scale patterns used in the demonstrations and exercises are very easy to learn, and there is plenty of repetition.
Who this course is for:
- Amateur Singers
- Professional Singers
- Music Students
- Vocal Hobbyists
- Music Lovers