Conscious breathing leads to a youthful voice
The basis for proper speaking and singing is conscious breathing. This means becoming aware of relaxing the belly, breathing low and slow, allowing the diaphragm to lower while the lungs fill with air. Think of filling up like a balloon: on the inhale the abdominal area 'fills' up; on the exhale the abdominal area 'deflates' or goes slightly flat. Most people breath very high in the chest and keep their bellies tight, which doesn't allow you to take in a full, deep breath. You can also imagine your ribs as a bellows expanding as you inhale and going back to the normal position as you exhale. Breathing is natural and is essential for supporting the voice so that the throat is not forcing the volume. A youthful voice is a well-supported voice!
Learning to sing is easy to do with just a few simple skills.
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!"