This video focuses on breath management for singing, and especially on what’s going on in the abdominal area (around solar plexus and abdomen around navel) during:
1. “Normal” or passive expiration
3. Support (which means we are extending the expiration, or in other words: holding back the air so it doesn’t escape too fast)
There are a couple of exercises that are good especially for those who tend to carry unnecessary tension in their abdominal muscles, or tighten their abdominal muscles during inhalation.
For the support exercise at the end, try counting seconds as you support:
Can you hold back the air for 20 seconds…? 30…? 40…? …up to a minute?
Make sure the bulge around solar plexus stays there, and doesn’t move in (as it does in passive expiration).
Let’s all get hissing! The Egg-Heads will help you remember what should move in what direction!
- Airflow vs Glottal Closure (wonderofvoice.wordpress.com)