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The Singing Voice and the Building Blocks

The Fundamentals

THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR SINGING 

  • Physical Preperation - The Muscles
  • Body Alignement
  • Breathing

THE MUSCLES 8:23

Let's Relax the Muscles Involved in Singing

  • Jaw Self-Massage
  • Neck Self-Massage
  • The Jaw Stretch
  • The Lion
  • Shoulder Stretch

The body is the seat of the voice and we are athletes. As such, our muscles have to be strong and flexible at the same time. Free of any tension.

BODY ALIGNMENT 3:04

With eyes closed, focus inwardly and align your body.

  • Sink Into the Ground
  • Soften Knees
  • Engage Pelvic Floor
  • Stand Tall
  • Open the Inter Costal Ribs
  • Soften Shoulders
  • Relax Jaw
  • Bright Eyes
  • Smile

BREATHING 7:55

Knowing now that we are using the Inter Costal Breathing with Back Breathing let’s look at some exercises that promote an awakening of the Diaphragm.

If you’ve missed the explanation of the Breathing Techniques, I refer you back to The Mechanism Page.

Here are a few fun ways to awaken the Diaphragm

  • The S Exercise
  • The Candles Exercise
  • The Panting Exercise

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