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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Posture and Breathing

Posture and Breathing - Hi future singer! How are your singing today? Is it improved? Don't worry. It needs a process. What you have to always do is that focus and training. There is no way to be successful without working hard. Every successful people always says the same. So, here are some explanation about posture and breathing in order that you can understand more about singing ability. 

1. Posture

Posture is really needed to be learnt in order to support, protect, and give good body position which can make you more comfortable in singing. By having this understanding, it is expected to be able to decrease the tension and fatigue that are experienced when singing.

Posture must be so relaxed and powerful. Place your chest in upright position. This is very important because it will make the septum between chest and stomach is opened so that it will not interfere the breathing. So, keep your chest upright because it is the best position for singing either you sit or you stand.

2. Breathing

Both posture and breathing are very related. Great posture supports the breathing. In singing, breathing does not only hold a very great role in producing voice, but also help you in creating the variety of voice mode(will be explained more later on) that is expected from one singing activity. Systematic breathing will create systematic rhythm either. Because breathing is a very natural rhythm in human living.

In vocal technique, there are 3 types of breathing:

1. Shoulders Breathing
This breathing is done by lifting our shoulders or upper chest and hold the breath on your lungs. Shoulders Breathing is not very good to be used in singing because the voice will sound clumsy because the voice tools around chest are oppressed.

2. Abdominal Breathing
Abdominal breathing is done by filling the air inside the abdominal cavity, so that the stomach looks like bloated. This way is also not enough suitable for singing because it will easily make you become exhausted and the voice that is produced sounds less powerful. Besides, the posture looks unpleasant to see.

3. Diaphragmatic Breathing
Diaphragm is a muscle which is placed between the chest and the abdominal cavity. Diaphragmatic breathing occurs when expanding the diaphragmatic muscle during inhale and filling the air to the lower lungs first. This breathing is very effective to be used in singing because it is easy to manage the breathing process and also support a powerful and stabilized voice.

Normally, people breathes in an abdominal or shoulder way. However, singing is different from daily speaking. It requires an intense activity. So, do not lower down your voice quality by having a wrong posture and breathing way in singing. Please consider this lesson in doing your singing job. You want to be a future singer right? consider this very much okay.

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