How To Use Your Diaphragm When Singing

If you know how to use your diaphragm when singing, you can project your voice well and maintain your tone. Failure to do so can end up making you sound like a really bad singer. Suffice it to say, you need to learn to use your diaphragm when you sing if you are going to do it right. So here are the steps for you to do just that.

  1. The first thing that you must do to properly sing using your diaphragm is stand up straight. You have to have a perfect line from the top of your body to the bottom of your feet. Imagine a point of light at the top of your head. Now take that point and pinch it between your index finger and your middle finger. Pull it up and straighten your body as you do this. Repeat that any time you feel "slouchy."
  2. Second, place your hands on your belly. That is the area just beneath your rib cage. Feel the rise and fall of your diaphragm as you take your breath to sing. Practice this until you feel you have it down. This helps you move your diaphragm while you sing.
  3. Once you feel confident that you have properly learned this breathing technique, you can visualize it while singing. Instead of placing your hand on your belly as you sing, you can visualize the rise and fall of your diaphragm. Always remember to use your diaphragm when you sing so you sound right every time.
  4. Now that you are using your diaphragm while singing, you can sing with confidence. Proper use of your diaphragm makes your voice sound full and rich. It may take a bit for you to properly learn this technique, but it will definitely help you sing better by helping you project and produce a clear sound for your audience.
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