Breathe When Singing

Edited by Toradze, VisiHow, Eng, Visihow Admin

You're watching VisiHow. This is a video tutorial series on how to sing. In the previous tutorial, we discussed how to use your diaphragm to breathe while singing. In this video, we will show you how to take a good breath through the mouth and nose and use the diaphragm.

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    We learned in other video tutorials that the diaphragm is the most important muscle for singing. We need to know how to control the air and build endurance and stamina while singing in order to prolong phrasing and produce better sound. As swimmers learn to breathe when they are on water and study how to hold their breath for longer periods of time, singers need to concentrate and master breathing too by working with the diaphragm in order to prolong phrasing and passages to sing better. To produce better sound, we must know how to use the nose or mouth as a tool to take proper breaths.
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    Depending on the genre of music that you are singing, you will either take in air from the mouth or the nose. When you breathe, try to concentrate on feeling the air moving down through the body towards the diaphragm.
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    Imagine that air is water running down a tube that fills a pool when inhaling. In this case, the diaphragm would be the area surrounding the pool of water. When a proper breath is taken, the diaphragm will expand.
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    We can place our hands on the sides where the diaphragm is located and breathe through your nose. Press gently on your oblique muscles while breathing to feel the walls of the diaphragm expanding. You can breathe through the nose or mouth.
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    While concentrating on your breathing, make sure your stomach is not protruding. Focus on expanding your ribcage and diaphragm. Take a deep breath.
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    After you've taken a breath, hold it, and tighten your abdominal muscles. Tightening the abdominal muscles will prevent air from escaping.
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    To release the breath, breathe out slowly over eight counts.
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Please make sure to view our next tutorial on how to effectively use your diaphragm when singing. This has been a VisiHow tutorial on how to take a good breath through the mouth and nose. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow!

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