The Holy Grail: Breathing

Breathing for Singing

Breathing is one of the biggest goals every singer has. And for good reason – breath is involved in projection, sound quality, and movement of the vocal folds.

So basically, breath is involved in everything to do with singing. No pressure.

The problem is, when you start focusing on breathing “the right way,” it can sometimes make things worse – your upper body tenses, your throat tightens, you start to feel dizzy either from too much oxygen or not enough…

Here’s the thing: bigger is sometimes better, but not with breath. In fact, if you over-inhale, you’ll add to tension in your singing voice. Think of it as a pitcher. If you fill a pitcher to the very brim (inhale 100%), you’ll have a hard time controlling the pour and probably spill everywhere.

For a LOT on breathing including a bunch of great breathing exercises, click here!