The name of the game is diaphragmatic breathing. This method of breathing deep into your belly is the most effective and healthy way to chamber the air necessary for supporting singing, while leaving your shoulders, neck, and jaw out of the equation, thus relieving tension.
How do you explain pursed lip breathing?
Pursed lip breathing is a breathing technique designed to make your breaths more effective by making them slower and more intentional. You do this after inhaling by puckering your lips and exhaling through them slowly and deliberately, often to a count.
Why is diaphragmatic breathing important for singers?
Diaphragmatic breathing can expel the air stored up and create a better sound. This will allow you to sing more loudly. The more air you have in your lungs, the louder the sound will be. You just have to give it a go.
How does singing improve diaphragmatic breathing?
Learn to Sing: Breathing
- Breathe deeply from your lower lungs – imagine a rubber ring around your waist (your diaphragm)
- Breathe in and try to push the ring outwards.
- Breathe in through your nose and out through your nose and mouth.
- Avoid raising your shoulders as you breathe in – keep them relaxed and level.