Learn physical exercises to build core strength—which can improve your singing. Many of the muscles used to shape our voice are in our body's core, and the exercises here are designed to build and tone these muscle sets. This video show show to use an inflatable stability ball to get the most out of crunches.
- For most of the core strength work that I do,…I like to use a stability ball.…It's not necessary, but I highly recommend it.…It helps alleviate stress on your neck.…You can do, obviously, crunches and core work…without a stability ball,…you just have to be very careful that you are in a posture…that doesn't stress your neck and your lower back.…So, I always use a stability ball…'cause then, I know that I'm protecting my neck…and my lower back.…
It makes it very easy.…It's a little tough to travel with.…(laughs)…So, there's that disadvantage,…but anytime I'm home and I have the opportunity,…I'm on my stability ball,…but you can adapt all of these core strength exercises…to just lying on the floor, or at the edge of a bed,…or in a sitting position on a chair.…So, you can adapt them all,…but I recommend getting a stability ball.…The first exercise we're going to do is just simple crunches.…If you…lay back on the stability ball…and just open up your chest first, it feels great.…
Just to stretch out your chest.…This is, of course, all opening up your breathing mechanism…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We're pleased to host this training in our library.
- The history of singing in human culture
- Reviewing the key ingredients needed to be ready to sing
- Understanding your vocal instrument
- Caring for your voice
- Building core strength
- Developing the correct mental approach to singing
- Key terms and vocabulary of the music language
- Using a piano to find the right key