How to Breathe When Singing

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How to Sing with Your Diaphragm....5

Learn tips on how to breathe properly when you sing with singing and vocal training tips in this free online vocal coaching video clip.

Part of the Video Series: Voice Lessons & Tips on Singing
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Hi, Larissa Lam here on behalf of Expert Village. We're going to be talking about some breathing techniques with regards to singing. Now, I just want to let you know, some of this might seem a little bit weird, it might be a little bit out of your comfort zone but this can be done in the comfort of your own home so just relax. The first important, important foundation of singing is breathing. Just like any aerobic exercise or any sport, it starts with having good breathing. So, here's how you breathe properly in singing. Most people are accustomed to taking a big breath with your chest, normally your chest moves up or out. Now, in singing you need to use the diaphragm, which is just below the ribcage above your stomach, and rather than breathing in and up with your lungs, like this, you should be breathing out with your diaphragm. If you put your hand right above your stomach and below your ribcage, you should feel it expanding when you breathe. So you can practice breathing in, but actually expanding your diaphragm, and exhaling, and then, and your diaphragm should be going back in contracting. Now let's try that again breathe in, breathe out. Now you can try to do this slowly, taking a big breath, holding, and then slowly letting the air out. Just make sure that if you start feeling light-headed, take a break, and don't overdo it, we don't want you to pass out. So, practice exploring breathing with your diaphragm and not breathing with your lungs and you're going to be on your way to having great singing technique.

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