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Post Breath Techniques
Hi everyone! I've just got a random question for y'all. I'm a musical theatre actor and I've run into a problem with my vocal instrument. I've always had a problem with breath control and support. I was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions on how I can improve breath capacity in order to hold notes longer and give more fluidity to my music. Honestly I'm tired of only being able hold a note for 2 measures. Anything would help. Thank you all!

Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:05 pm
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Post Re: Breath Techniques
Take voice lessons. Honestly, there's no better way to do it -- even the greats have regular lessons!
And tell your teacher that breath is what you want to focus on.
In general, work on relaxing your stomach and diaphragm, and also practice inhaling deeply, and then, with your hands on the sides of your ribs, exhale on a *tsssssss* while trying to keep the ribs expanded. But don't force anything!
Again, this is a good exercise, but it all needs instruction and assistance.

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Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:08 pm
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Post Re: Breath Techniques
I agree with the one before. Also, BREATHE FROM YOUR STOMACH and don't give up! If you can't afford vocal lessons, try searching for online lessons on YouTube. I like New York Vocal Coaching- Voice Lessons To The World for info, however he doesn't give you any actual warm-ups as some others do. He has some pretty cool videos on breathing. :geek:


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