By Peter Jacobson
In this article, you’ll learn about:
Audibly gasping and sniffing are nearly universal habits among professional voice users, including singers.
Just turn on the radio or TV and start to take notice.
Once you become aware of it, you’ll hear it everywhere.
Author's Note: This article was first published in 2015 and has proven to be our most popular blog post ever. Since I have learned much in the past 7 years, I decided to revise and update the original post to more accurately reflect my current approach.
MYTH #1: Belly breathing is the most effective way to breath for singing
Reality: It is anatomically impossible to breathe into your belly! While many teachers offer this instruction as a metaphor to avoid shallow breathing or shoulder raising, students often take it literally which creates a downward pull in the torso and puts unnecessary pressure on the spine and entire vocal mechanism.
Solution: Learn an anatomically accurate body map based on your natural design. ...