Breathing

Breathing

Breath to your lower back.  This is the bottom of your lungs.  You can even tense your rib and stomach muscles to get more air in.  Relax everything when you sing.   The teaching of pushing your stomach out when you breathe is incorrect.  Fill the bottom of your lungs.

Singing a verse is done with a smooth continuous breath at the same flow rate and pressure. Subtle variations of this rule will be necessary depending on the song or beat, but that is the general principal.  You can lean forward a little at a time as you sing out.  This is the technique opera singers use (appoyo).

PRACTICE —
Hold your breath as long as you can. Time yourself. Work up to holding your breath and not breathing for several minutes.
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