Correct breathing is a foundational competency for great singing. When you sing, you are projecting tones using the flow of air in your breath. If you develop better control over your airflow, you will retain additional control over your vocal tone.
It helps to visualize a kite flying in the air. With a formidable air current, the kite flies without problems and steadily in the sky. If there is an sporadic movement in the air, the kite dips and bobs uncontrollably. Your singing voice is like the flying kite. With a robust flow of air, your voice will effortlessly circulate to our ears. However, if the airflow in your lungs is not manipulated well, your voice will quiver and break.
Prior to testing these exercises, remember to make note that inhaling more oxygen than what your body is used to can result in dizziness. You should always exercise caution and remain close to a support in case you feel lightheaded. Always contact your Doctor prior to beginning a new workout routine.
The Four Count Respiration Training
Accurate breathing while singing engages the diaphragm. Rehearse the voice exercises discussed below to reinforce good breathing habits.
- Breathe in deeply, then breathe out completely
- Take a breath and breathe out
- Take a breath once more, only this time around, breathe in for 4 seconds. Maintain your breath for four seconds, then let out your breath for four seconds and wait four seconds prior to breathing in just as before
- Replicate the four second breathing activity 3 times consecutively
Breathe in 2 3 4, Hold 2 3 4 Breathe out 2 3 4 and Wait 2 3 Once more.
Inhale 2 3 4, Maintain 2 3 4 Exhale 2 3 4 and Wait 2 3 Final Time.
Take a breath 2 3 4, Hold 2 3 4 Let out your breath 2 3 4 and Hold 2 3 4.
You can work on this routine every single day. Forming excellent respiration habits is exactly about repetition. The more you rehearse respiration with your diaphragm, the more robust the habit will turn into, and the better control you will have over your voice.
When you grow to be more experienced, increase the time frame between breathing phases. Breathe in for 8, 12, or even 16 seconds. Try changing the time in between inhalation and breathing out. Singing makes use of countless varied phrase lengths, so you should certainly practice controlling different patterns of airflow.
Bend Over Breathing Exercise
- Stand up with your feet about shoulders width apart
- Bend over at the waist, so that your hands are just about touching the floor. Relax your head and shoulders entirely
- From this position, begin to inhale
- Permit your torso to rise a little with the inhalation of the breath
- Enable your body to slump down once more as you exhale
- Get a second breath, letting your body to rise as you inhale, and go down as you exhale
- On your third breath, slowly straighten your body to the vertical position, and gently lift your arms over your head. The objective is to lift your rib cage higher. Be certain that you continue to breathe in slowly throughout this exercise.
- Let your body to slump down again as you exhale
- Repeat this exercise three more times.