Breathing for singing is very important for a successful vocal delivery.
Primarily it is necessary that you are breathing properly for singing. This involves using the muscles of your diaphragm (the partition of muscles and tendons between the chest and abdominal cavity). When you inhale, the diaphragm pushes downward and contracts as the lungs fill up with air. This action enables the rib muscles to expand outward. You take this breath when you are ready to begin singing your tone. As you exhale ... (click to read more)
How can I learn to sing like an American Idol?
If you have recently watched the show American Idol on television, you have noticed a variety of singers waiting in line to audition for the "opportunity of a lifetime." For various reasons, the show has aired some "singers" ... (click to read more)
Conveying dramatic expression through song delivery can help achieve a
Dramatic interpretation of the lyrics you are singing in a song can definitely add "life" to the words you are trying to convey. A good example in song interpretation can be taken from Whitney Houstons's rendition of the song "I Will Always Love You." In the first few lines of the song you can almost experience Whitney's sorrow as she begins the song with a... (click to read more)
Yes! It is possible to sing in various vocal styles (Pop, Classical, Country,
Broadway). It is all in the vocal placement.
It is important to realize that even though you have one voice there are different places physically where the voice can resonate, thus creating different sounds that lead to various vocal placements. The various vocal placements are: chest voice, mask, head voice, and falsetto. The diaphragmatic breathing preparation is the same for all of the vocal placements; however the concentration of air resonance is different during exhalation. For example... (click to read more)
How to identify your comfortable singing range?
In women, there are three comfortable ranges: the Alto, Mezzo-Soprano, and the Soprano. In a woman who feels comfortable in the lower register, the Alto, the approximate vocal range can begin at the note C below middle C and end approximately at the note G below the note high C. The Mezzo Soprano, in between the Alto and Soprano... (click to read more)