WHAT ARE THE MAIN PROBLEM AREAS FOR SINGERS?
Everyone benefits from breathing well but for singers good breathing is essential.
What is good breathing?
Posture erect but not tense – do try and keep your knees soft too
Shoulders are broad,
Arms loose and hands soft,
Back straight but not stiff
Standing tall in this way allows the ribcage to be naturally open.
Allow your diaphragm to move down, which gives more space for the lungs to draw in more air. This is called Diaphragmatic breathing and is a great technique to master if you are serious about your singing.
Shallow, or upper chest breathing does not give enough volume of air to sustain notes.