Maintain Proper Sitting Posture While Singing
Edited by Toradze, VisiHow, Eng, Jazzmania
Hi! You're watching VisiHow. This is a video tutorial series on how to sing. In the previous tutorial, we discussed how to improve the tone (tone color) of your voice. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to maintain a good singing posture while sitting down. In this video, a chair posture is used. Chairs may be necessary for the work of the director with the choir.
- 1When singing, it is equally as important to maintain good posture when you are sitting down as it is when you are standing up, retaining the same resonant sound.The main problem is giving the lungs and diaphragm enough freedom for you to breathe well when singing. Please remember that some limitations will still occur, you still should feel that you are singing sitting down as if you are standing up. There is a VisiHow tutorial on how to form a good posture when singing. Remember about good posture. Even though you may be sitting down, you still need to give yourself the potential to take a good breath (thus, the lungs need space to expand into) and provide support for your voice.Advertisement
- 2Remember that your shoulders should not move forward and that your chest should not be sticking out.Your upper body should be in its natural position. When you are sitting down, sit on the front portion of the chair. Your thighs should be parallel to the floor, and your shoulders should be in vertical alignment with your hips. This sitting position will help you keep good posture, and give your diaphragm and lungs the best potential to expand when you take a breath.Advertisement
- 3Let's sing do, re, mi, fa, sol, fa, mi, re, and do in this position.In this video, solfeggio with poor posture will slouching be shown too. You should hear some difference in the quality and resonance of the sound. As always, focus on taking a good breath into your diaphragm, allowing your diaphragm to drop. Do not try to protrude your stomach farther than it needs to be. It will expand a little, but do not intentionally push it out. The incorrect position will confine the amount of airflow even when following the same techniques. We want to have good breathing and diaphragm support with the abdominal muscles. These will give you a good foundation for singing and posture. You should not sit back in the chair and cross your legs, as doing this will only hinder your singing notwithstanding fulfilling proper breathing techniques. This confined position is limiting the amount of air coming into your lungs.Advertisement
This was a video tutorial on how to maintain correct sitting posture when singing. Please make sure to view our next tutorial on how to work on articulation in singing. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the space below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!
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I am looking for a teacher who can help me with sitting and singing as I am a wheelchair user and have no other option but to sit.. I have tried: I have been looking on line for a singing teacher who can do this.. I think it was caused by: As I explained before because I am wheelchair user I have to sit down when I sing and it is causing problems with airflow.
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