The Singing Athlete
Essentials of Music Theory
1) Breathing Properly:
straight: Roll up on the two bones in your tush & keep the back relaxed.
Shoulders & neck relaxed
with ALL the muscles around your chest, stomach, back. Everything
expands out NOT up...
MAKE SURE to
breath only with your mouth
Exercise: (metronome at 60bpm = beats per minute)
counts take a deep breath (
breath for 4 counts
next 8 counts push the air through a VERY small opening by forming
the the sound "ts".
steps 1-3 then push out the air over 12 counts, then 16 counts.....(You
were at 20 so far)
3) Anatomy of
helps me form words with vowels & consonant
expands all around the stomach and back OUT not up
cords - controlled with other muscles and they almost neer touch
pallet - it is a muscle that can go up and down. Yawning activates
it going high and helps high notes
Epiglottis needs to get out the way