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by: Indra Aziz
Breathing is the number one thing you want to master, it’s like fighting stance for a martial artist, without it he/she will fail to deliver a strong attack and will fall easily.
When you breathe in, imagine you’re filling your lungs from the bottom up, like filling a glass of water. When you breathe properly, you can feel not just the front of your stomach expand, but also the sides of it. This happens because when you breathe in, your diaphragm moves downward to force air to come into your lungs, and that movement alters the positions of the organs under it. So, let your stomach expand when you breathe in to sing, don’t hold back.
What’s a diaphragm?
A dome-shaped muscle separating our lungs and heart from our abdomen, plays a big part in our breathing.
How does it work?
When you breathe in, the diaphragm contracts, it moves downward, expanding the lungs making the air pressure in it to drop, forcing air to come in. The opposite happens when you breathe out.
What is support?
You have support when you have a strong diaphragm to control your breathing. Try singing a soft long note and keep it steady like drawing a line with a ruler, till the last drop of air.
What is good breathing?
- When you breathe in you acquire a lot of air in a very small amount of time.
- You don’t make too much breathing noise while singing.
- Keep your breathing low, filling the lungs from the bottom up.
- Chest and shoulders not be going up and down while breathing.