Breath support, Posture and Breathing from the Diaphragm
If you want to learn how to sing better, a good first place to start is with your posture and breathing. While there are a bunch of different aspects to a breath management system, the cool thing is that if you get the posture thing, which honestly isn’t that tough, then the rest will begin to fall into place. So, I’ll say some about both but focus on the posture for now, with some side notes about singing from the diaphragm and how that relates to all this.
Okay, proper posture begins with an alignment of the head, neck and shoulders. If you lie on the ground or stand with you back against the wall, that’s pretty much what proper posture looks like and how it feels. You do want to make sure that your chest is high enough, too. This is usually the most difficult thing for singers to remember, for some reason.
And when I say chest high, what’s really going on is that the muscles used to breathe in shouldn’t remain even as you begin to exhale during singing. If this doesn’t make much sense, give it a try and feel it. That may be easier.
The reason this is important is because this allows the diaphragm to descend and not ascend back up too early. This is what it means to breathe, and therefore sing, from your diaphragm.
Thanks for reading, and I hope this helps!