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Karaoke Fun! Singing Tips

In's & Out's of Breathing new
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Anatomy 101
Warming Up
Simple Warm-up Is Best
Breathing Tips
Power Breathing I
Power Breathing II
Hitting Pitches
Essential Singing Tips
Un-training - Improve Your Voice
You Want a Better Voice
Training A Stubborn Voice
Finding the Best Singer Inside
Sing the Song that Fits
Don't Wait To Hydrate
Maximum Range
A Message From Your Larynx

Let Yourself Sing
Singing with a Cold
Shades of Passion
Herbs to the Rescue
Swan Song
Surfing the Song
Vibrato
Loud Mouths Don't Shout
Drop the Chalupa
Voice Classification and Talent
Give Yourself Permission To Sing
Alcohol, Singing and You
Don't Let Them See You Sweat
Overcoming Stagefright

The Imposter Syndrome
More to Karaoke than Singing!
Enhance Audience Appeal
Tips For Song Mastery
Advanced Song Mastery
Mastering Fast Songs
Song Memorization
Expanding Your Repertoire
Singing for your Supper
Approaching the Studio
Singing in the Digital Age
How to Avoid the Sharks
Feed Your Head
Round Two for Singing Flicks

Pony's Reading List for Singers
Tips From DOG & PONY's Singers

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Tips for Singers:
10 Basic Breathing Tips

1. The significance of the diaphragm as a muscle of breath support is over-emphasized by most music singing schools and teachers. The diaphragm has two jobs: it furnishes the power for inhalation and then controls tone support.

2. When you take a breath for singing -- to open the throat -- add a yawning feeling as you're about to produce the tone (the beginning of a yawn, to be exact).

3. Be sure the shoulders do not raise when taking a breath.

4. If you can hear your inhalation, you're taking in too much air or your stomach is tense. Be sure your stomach is relaxed before, and as, you inhale.

5. Always inhale gently when singing. Heavy gasping of air will tighten your throat.

Essential Tips

6. Posture is the foundation. Be sure your posture is erect when singing -- not a military stance, but comfortably upright. This positions you for maximum support.

7. Always imagine the sound that you want to make and then sing it -- using all resources available -- your entire physical being, emotions, psyche and spirit.

8. A tight jaw is bad for good singing. Do whatever is necessary to relieve your jaw, neck and shoulders of tension before you sing.

9. Don't smoke. Smoking puts at risk the entire mechanism you're going to stake your claim to a vocal career upon.

10. Don't try to imitate another singer's voice. Discover your own, unique, vocal identity.

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