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Unread 12-26-2003, 04:32 PM   #1
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Well Another question I have here.
I have a pretty big problem singing with the help of the diaphragm and with a full breath support, generally, because I don't really know how to I mean, I can sing, but I'm not singing correctly. Someone tried to explain me how to do it correctly, but I didn't really get it. Any tries?

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Unread 12-28-2003, 08:16 PM   #2
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What exactly do you mean? Are you having trouble breathing from your diaphragm, or regulating your breath, or what?
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Unread 12-29-2003, 01:22 PM   #3
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I have trouble breathing from the diaphragm. I can't exactly understand how is it supposed to be done.
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Unread 12-29-2003, 07:07 PM   #4
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ohh...try this..

lay on your back on the floor, put your hand on your stomach, and breathe in. notice how your stomach rises, not your shoulders. that's how you should breathe while standing. breathe like that (still laying on the floor) for a few minutes so you kind of get what it feels like to breathe like that.

then, stand up and breathe in slowly, being careful *not* to raise your shoulders or chest. try and make your stomach stand out as far as possible without moving your chest (it'll move slightly on its own because your stomach will push it up when you breathe in). it looks kind of silly, so don't do it in front of the mirror lol. what I do is I keep my hands on my stomach when I'm starting out, and then while I'm singing, I keep them pretty near my stomach so I remind myself I need to be "breathing low" as it's called. as soon as you're comfortable breathing low, with your stomach going in and out and your shoulders staying still, try singing a few notes. it's a lot easier (and according to my voice teacher, healthier) to sing when you're breathing that way, and you'll definitely notice a difference in breath control and such.

let me know if this is unclear in any way or you are still having some trouble getting it down. good luck!
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jog while you sing..it makes you breathe really good! also, put your hands on your back right above your waist..that should slightly expand too when you take a deep diaphragmatic breath. This is called intercostal breathing.
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