How to Breath While Singing | Singing Lessons

How to Breath While Singing | Singing Lessons


When you’re talking about breathing in singing,
the most important thing to do is to remember to breathe. It’s very easy in the middle of a song,
especially if you’re emotionally invested in the song, to forget to
breathe, then you get to the big high note and you have nothing left. Some great exercises to make sure that you’re
connected to the breathing is to, I like to do one where we’re actually
lying down. What lying down does
is it stops you from worrying about supporting your skeleton. We all have a
lot of habits that are bad habits that we’ve cultivated over a lifetime of
walking around. Whether you’re a person like myself who tends
to carry a lot of shoulder tension or you’re a person
who tends to put a lot of weight on the front of the feet, you want to think
about posture; bringing it back, keeping it relaxed, keeping the chin
down further than you would normally keep it. A lot of us do this; this creates a lot of
tension in the throat. If you
have yourself standing straight, relaxed, the head is in a neutral
position, you’re ready to start the breathing. Then a simple exercise you
can start out with is lying flat on your back on the ground, let everything
fall away. When you’re lying on the ground, you’ll feel
all of the pockets of tension you have. You want to let all of that go. Then you just want to
put your hands on your lower abdomen and take some great, deep breaths. I
want you to pay attention and notice, and make sure that the top of your
chest isn’t moving, too. It should all be coming from down here. If you
take a breath in and this happens, then what you’ve done is you’ve taken a
shallow breath; not great for singing, increases the tension in your
throat, and you won’t have enough to get through. One big, good breath is worth a lot of little,
tiny, shallow breaths. That’s the most important thing that you want
to think about when you’re breathing during singing.

40 comments

  1. I thought you were teaching imploding, but breathing is a very important part of any instrument according to my music teacher ^^ Especially singing.

  2. Too much blabbering for my liking. Failed to explain that on order to have a "deep breath" we must use our diaphragm…

  3. Thanks for the video.I want to ask you if the right is to breath through the mouth or the nose for singing?

  4. When I have to take a breath in the middle of a song, I feel like the breath is too loud. Either that, or there's a long section with only short breaks between lyrics, and I can't take a breath quick enough to get through without some of that breath cutting into the next lyric (as in, I'm still breathing in on the next syllable, or the next syllable is cut short because of the breath). Is there a technique to solve that problem? Or do I simply need to increase my lung capacity?

  5. I have a asthma(a respiratory disease) and every breah is a battle for me. If you guys cod do more tips and tricks that can teach you how to stop wasting your breath (I can't really sing or else I'll pass out from lack of oxygen) just a couple tips would be great, THANKS DO MUCH YOU GUYS!:D

  6. Still teaching us breathing through the diaphragm.How can I breathe and simontaneously sing without running out of breathe and forcing myself to take loud breathes.

  7. When I sing myself I sound pretty good(for me) and while with the others (choir) I can't even bring myself at the tune ….

  8. Breathless by singing high notes songs that r out of my range. I don't lose my voice but just tire. Ican sing the song once but not twice. I know I can sing it in a lower tone but I m trying to increase my range is that normal to get fatigue

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