Excellent breath is very important for a singer. Mastery of breathing techniques is absolutely necessary, if the singer wants to succeed in his world. However, how do you have excellent breath?
Breath, usually an obstacle if not guarded and trained. Following this, the author tries to share one of the tips for maintaining and extending breathing through a simple exercise.
Before practicing, there is one thing that needs attention. One of the effective breathing techniques in vocal treatment is the stomach breathing technique. Not chest breathing.
An easy way to differentiate Stomach and Breath Breaths is: in the breath of the stomach, when inhaling, the stomach is inflated, while in the breath of the chest, when the breath is drawn, the bulging is the chest. It’s easy?
Okay we start practicing:
Prepare body position, can stand or sit cross-legged. Hold your back / body.
- 1 Inhale (with breath), count to 10 seconds. At the count of 10 (seconds), the full stomach bulges.
- 2 Counts the next 10 seconds, hold your breath. In a full stomach position bloated, hold until the stomach feels hard. You can check it by patting the hardened stomach.
- 3 Count the next 10 seconds, slowly breathe out through your mouth. Adjust the expenditure of breath as efficiently as possible until the count of 10 (seconds). In order to get the most out of breath as possible, the mouth is opened just a little while ringing “ceessssss”
- 4 Next, repeat the “pull-out-out” exercise with the incremental time duration. For example, in addition per 5 seconds, it becomes 15, 20, 25, etc. up to the longest deadline.
- 5 If in one duration the time is still heavy … try repeated several times.
How to Train High Tone Vocals
Some ways to practice high pitch vocals include changing our lifestyle related to sound quality, such as getting up early, diligently cleaning the esophagus so that the sound is always clear, also getting used to drinking warm water so that the sound quality produced by the vocal cords is getting better, Or you can visit https://www.voquent.com/english/documentary/ to see how to train high tone vocals.
The first exercise can be done by singing a song that has a low tone, try to sing the sound can come out without being held back. Singing with a strong tone so that the vocal cords are used and broadened, this exercise can be done in a regular time, ie every day at least one hour.
The next exercise is to sing the scales do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si in a low tone. Then continue singing it on a high note to the maximum limit of your vocal cords. Repeat until the vocal cords become elastic and you are used to it.
If you are accustomed to high notes, try to start singing songs in high notes and sing until you hear loud and loose sounds. At first, you may have difficulty singing in a high tone, but keep training at least one hour a day until you get used to it. Try when singing the position of the neck and the condition of the body is always excellent so that the resulting sound can be maximal
vocal engineering elements:
1 Articulation, is a way of pronouncing good and clear word for word.
2 Respiration is an effort to breathe as much air as possible, then stored, and issued gradually in accordance with the requirements.
Breathing in three types, namely:
Chest Breathing: suitable for low notes, singers are easily tired.
Abdominal breathing: air runs out quickly, less suitable for singing, because it will get tired quickly.
Diaphragm Respiratory: is the most suitable breathing for singing, because the air used will be easy to use, has good power and vocal stability.
3 Phrasering is: the rules of beheading are good and right so that they are easy to understand and in accordance with the applicable rules.
4 Body Attitude: is the position of the body when someone is singing, can while sitting, or standing, which is important not to disturb the respiratory tract.
5 Resonance is: an effort to beautify sound by functioning air cavities which also vibrate / vibrate around the mouth and throat.
6 Vibrato is: An effort to beautify a song in a way that is wavy / sound that vibrates regularly, usually applied at the end of a song sentence.
7 Improvisation is an effort to beautify a song by changing / adding a part of the song’s melody with a professional, without changing the main melody.
8 Intonation is a high and low tone that must be reached properly.