Bob Dylan Exhaling!
A common problem for singers is pushing too much air through their vocal cords when they sing. This not only robs you of vocal power, but causes you to push too hard to get more volume.
When the vocal cords are pushed apart because too much air is being forced through them, they can't vibrate together as they should, and therefore, your voice is weak and breathy. So you compensate by straining to make more sound, ending up with a harsh sound, and ultimately a damaged voice.
To get rid of that breathy sound, simply think of 'aiming the sound BACK' rather than pushing it FORWARD with a lot of air coming out. I talk a lot about this in my book From Shower To Stage....7 Easy Steps for Singing Like A Pro! and you can also see a demonstration in the video below.
From Beth Lawrence
If you're serious about singing then you've got to take care of your voice. Here are some healthy ways to do that!
Beth Lawrence, Award-winning singer, songwriter and author of "From Shower To Stage...7 Easy Steps for Singing Like A Pro!"