Lesson 0204 - Breathing for Singing - Improve Breath Control


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Improving Breath Control

In SingSMART™ Singing Lessons 0201-0203 we learned about the best overal choices for breathing during the act of singing and also concentrated on HOW the diaphragm is supposed to function during inhalation and exhalation. We recommend these lessons as prerequisites in order to completely understand the concepts and exercises presented in Singing Lesson 0204.

In this lesson we learn how to increase our skill level of breath control.

The act of breathing is a voluntary/involuntary action. Meaning we can choose to hold our breath, but when our body decides it needs oxygen it will "trump" conscious free will and force air intake. And, because breathing is so very near and dear to our survival, it is an automatic function that most of us don't think about unless our attention is called in that direction. Consequently, you have a lot more control over your breathing than you might realize.

While our bodies are programmed for survival, they are not necessarily programmed for 100% efficiency without mental involvement. That means that unless you are already an accomplished athlete, the full potential of your breathing abilities hasn't even been explored, much less developed. And if you are an athlete, doesn't necessarily mean you are making the best choices when singing if you haven't paid attention to that aspect of your performance.

Keep in mind that your current muscle memory and association with breathing will be quite strong. Conscious repetition with better choices for singing is the only way to rewrite the muscle memory and associations.

Breathing with poor choices during singing is one of the MOST COMMON reasons that a singer doesn't reach their full potential or ability level during performance.

This singing lesson includes: One Zipped File

  • One detailed .pdf singing lesson;
  • Two .mp3 audio file breathing exercises

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 10 June, 2015.

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