Lari goes over the key ingredients needed to be ready to sing. She helps to prepare you mentally and physically for the act of singing, sharing some warm up activities for breathing and focus that get you ready to sing.
- We're going to talk more about the role of the diaphragm.…A lot of students hear that you need to breathe…into your diaphragm, or you need to sing from your diaphragm…and we'll get into a little more of the details of that.…The diaphragm muscle looks like this.…This is a great diaphragm diagram (laughs) showing exactly…where the diaphragm sits in your body.…
It's like this parachute-shaped band of muscle that…sits underneath, and is attached to your…lungs and all the muscles around your lungs,…and your ribcage, your entire respiratory system…is all interconnected,…and the diaphragm is a huge muscle that sits under here.…The interesting thing is that the diaphragm…is mostly an involuntary muscle,…like, you know, the muscles that control the blinking…of your eyelids, you don't think about it, it just happens.…
The diaphragm is mostly an involuntary muscle,…so you don't really have conscious control…over your diaphragm,…but your diaphragm works every time you breathe.…Your diaphragm is the muscle that (inhales) helps…
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