How To Sing From Your Diaphragm
Do you want to learn how to sign from your diaphragm? If you are an aspiring signer, you probably have heard the you are supposed
- Your lungs and voice
- Study your chest while you breath. Watch how it rises and falls as you breath. Take deep breaths. The deeper the breath, the more your chest will rise and fall. Practice this several times. Deep breaths mean you are using more of your lungs and diaphragm.
- Find your diaphragm. Your diaphragm is a thin, sheet of muscle shaped like a dome surrounding the lungs and inserting into the lower ribs. It is the major muscle for respiration.
- Relax your body. Roll your shoulders and your neck. Release all tension from your body.
- Place your hands on your stomach with fingertips touching. As you prepare to sing, notice your breathing. Your abdomen should naturally expand. It should not feel forced. All you inhale, your fingertips should part. Breath in and hold. Exhale. Keep your hands on your stomach. Continue to breath from your stomach with your hands on your stomach.
- Practice singing. As you sing, you should follow the same method for checking your breathing. Keep hands on stomach to make sure your breath is coming from the diaphragm. As a tip, try putting your hand up to your mouth as you sing. If you breath is warm and moist, you are singing from the diaphragm.
Posted on: Oct. 01, 2010