We all need to have good posture. And there is a perfect posture for playing any instrument and singing. Today I want to focus on the singing posture.
You always want to be relaxed and free to move when you are singing.
- Your rib cage floats freely.
- Your diaphragm descends easily.
- Your breathing is effective.
- Sound production is tension free.
- Your voice becomes flexible.
Try this flexibility exercise.
- Stand tall and relaxed.
- Chin down.
- Shoulders back.
- Don’t lock your knees.
- Feet flat on the floor.
Use the checklist below to critique your posture.
To practice on your own or to use for teaching, purchase this book for your teaching library.
Each exercise in this invaluable resource is designed to reinforce fundamental vocal concepts for choral and solo singers of any age.
- Organized in 11 focused categories, the purpose of every warm-up is evident, and clearly-stated directions optimize growth.
- Supportive piano accompaniments, including progressive modulations, are lightly-orchestrated on the enclosed recording—perfect for ensemble rehearsals, studio lessons, or at-home practice.
- As an added bonus, PDF files on the enhanced CD provide extracted vocal lines on reproducible singer pages.
- An instructional book you will use again and again!
- Topics include: beginning warm-ups, posture, vowels, breath support, tone quality, diction, dynamics, articulations, diphthongs, blend, scales, intervals, harmony, and more.
- The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.