Singing Posture

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.

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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.

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Click here to practice.

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  • Stand tall and relaxed.
  • Chin down.
  • Shoulders back.
  • Don’t lock your knees.
  • Feet flat on the floor.

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Click here to practice.

Use the checklist below to critique your posture.

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To practice on your own or to use for teaching, purchase this book for your teaching library.

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Buy Now: Vocalize!: 45 Accompanied Vocal Warm-Ups That Teach Technique, Comb Bound Book & CD

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.
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